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

Nearby words

  1. goaty,
  2. goaves,
  3. gob,
  4. gob-stopper,
  5. goban,
  6. gobat,
  7. gobbet,
  8. gobbi,
  9. gobble,
  10. gobbledegook

Also go·ban [goh-bahn] /goʊˈbɑn/.

Origin of gobang

1885–90; < Japanese, equivalent to go go2 + ban board (< Chin)

Also called go-moku.

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