from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A board game for two persons, played with pieces whose moves are determined by throws of dice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- v. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A game of chance and skill, played by two persons on a “board” marked off into twenty-four spaces called “points”. Each player has fifteen pieces, or “men”, the movements of which from point to point are determined by throwing dice. Formerly called tables.
- transitive v. In the game of backgammon, to beat by ending the game before the loser is clear of his first “table”. When played for betting purposes, the winner in such a case scores three times the wagered amount.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game played by two persons upon a table or board made for the purpose, with pieces or men, dice-boxes, and dice.
- n. A single bout at backgammon won by a player before his opponent has advanced all of his men from the first six points.
- To beat by winning a backgammon. See backgammon, n., 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a board game for two players; pieces move according to throws of the dice
back1 + gammon1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably from back + Middle English, Old English gamen ("amusement") (Wiktionary)