• enPR: ʹbăkgămən, IPA: /ˈbæk.ɡæm.ən/


  1. A board game for two players in which each has 15 stones which move between 24 triangular points according to the roll of a pair of dice; the object is to move all of one's pieces around, and bear them off the board.
  2. (backgammon) A victory in the game when the loser has not borne off a stone, and still has one or more stones in the winner's inner home row or on the bar.
Related terms Translations
  • French: backgammon
  • German: Backgammon
  • Italian: backgammon, tric trac, tavola reale
  • Portuguese: gamão
  • Russian: на́рды
  • Spanish: backgammon

backgammon (backgammons, present participle backgammoning; past and past participle backgammoned)

  1. To win at a backgammon game with the opponent having one or more pieces in the winner’s inner home row or on the bar.

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