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Backgammon meaning

backgammon - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. A game played with dice and pieces on a board.

backgammon - examples of usage

  1. He went with her, however, to Mrs. Miller's, and knowing nothing of cards, almost fell asleep while waiting for her, and playing backgammon with another fellow- sufferer, who had married a young wife and was there on duty. - "Ethelyn's Mistake", Mary Jane Holmes.
  2. If he saw one party at supper, another at tea, another group at cards, and others amusing themselves at draughts and backgammon; one minute instead of five, would be quite enough to make him master of the whole. - "A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education", James Gall.
  3. I was told afterwards that Voltaire used to play backgammon with him, and when he lost he would throw the dice and the box at his head. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
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