verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for backgammon
“Traditionally, older Iranian men have smoked opium in their poetry readings and backgammon gatherings,” says Bahari.As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?|IranWire|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Getting together for a game of chess, backgammon, or just to have a conversation,” the rakers report reads.9 Secrets of the NYPD’s Spy Unit Revealed in ‘Enemies Within’|Abby Haglage|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The great thing about backgammon is that if you win, you're a killer, but if you lose, you're just unlucky.
The pair hit it off betting on backgammon, posting the results of their matches prominently.
Such primitive practice, I venture to say, had never before been applied to the noble science of backgammon.Bits of Blarney|R. Shelton Mackenzie
One 'ud be steady as far as it went; the other 'ud be like what you might call a throw of the dice at backgammon—chance and play.That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 3(of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
Books, backgammon, and whist, filled up the measure of the day.
Marjorie looked up from the backgammon board at which she and Mary were seated.Marjorie Dean|Pauline Lester
The gun, travelling-bag, and backgammon board, were found in his lodgings.
British Dictionary definitions for backgammon
Word Origin for backgammon
Word Origin and History for backgammon
1640s, baggammon, the second element from Middle English gamen, ancestor of game; the first element because pieces are sometimes forced to go "back." Known 13c.-17c. as tables.