backgammon

Part of speech: noun

A game played by two persons on a special board, the moves being determined by dice throws.

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Usage examples "backgammon":

  1. Six weeks after that unlucky game of backgammon Roger found a note in Gabrielle's rooms, written by an admirer who thanked her for the kind feeling she had shown him. - "Abbé Aubain and Mosaics", Prosper Mérimée.
  2. The game of life, whether social or political, is not played by only two sets of black and red men- like chess or backgammon. - "Mr. Hogarth's Will", Catherine Helen Spence.
  3. The company played whist and backgammon, a favorite game with the clergy. - "The Village Rector", Honore de Balzac.