Meaning of backgammon

back•gam•mon

Pronunciation: (bak'gam"un, bak"gam'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a game for two persons played on a board having two tables or parts, each marked with 12 points, and with both players having 15 pieces that are moved in accordance with throws of the dice.
  2. a victory at this game, esp. one resulting in a tripled score.
—v.t.
  1. to defeat at backgammon, esp. to win a triple score over.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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