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gobang

[ goh-bahng ]
/ goʊˈbɑŋ /
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noun

a Japanese game played on a go board with players alternating and attempting to be first to place five counters in a row.

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Also go·ban [goh-bahn]. /goʊˈbɑn/.
Also called go-moku.

Origin of gobang

1885–90; <Japanese, equivalent to gogo2 + ban board (< Chin)
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