Definition of backgammon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

backgammon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbækɡæmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækɡæmən//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌbækˈɡæmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbækˈɡæmən//
 
[uncountable] Board games
 
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a game for two people played on a board marked with long thin triangles. Players throw dice and move pieces around the board. See related entries: Board games Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from back + gammon, mid 18th cent.: apparently from Old English gamen or gamenian (see game), with survival of the -n ending.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: backgammon