- a board game in which players attempt to transfer their pieces from their own to their opponents' bases
C19: from Greek halma leap, from hallesthai to leap
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Examples from the Web for halma
The degraded Halma men were watching them from a distance, in whispering groups.
Your halma man as you buy him in a box is ever a bit of a starveling.Wings and the Child
E. [Edith] Nesbit
I must continue my normal life, I must play Halma with my mother, and slang the gardeners if they are lazy.The Angel of Pain
E. F. Benson
A Halma man, with an inborn taste for machinery, had long pined to leave the gathering of pine-apples to others.
Coming near the wire for the first time, Halma took the lead, and to make the story short, held it easily to the end.History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921
John Lawrence O'Connor