A backgammon set.
a game played on a special board by two people: each has fifteen pieces, which are moved according to the throw of dice
Origin of backgammonback + gammon
A board game for two persons, played with pieces whose moves are determined by throws of dice, with the object being to move all of one's pieces to an end point where they are removed from the board. The first player to have no pieces on the board wins.
Origin of backgammonback1 + gammon1.
- 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.
- (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.
(third-person singular simple present backgammons, present participle backgammoning, simple past and past participle backgammoned)
- 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.