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gobang

[goh-bahng]
noun
  1. 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/.

Origin of gobang

1885–90; < Japanese, equivalent to go go2 + ban board (< Chin)
Also called go-moku.
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Historical Examples of goban

  • He has realized your ideas of a nineteenth century Goban Saor.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • So when the Goban went there he coaxed one of the women the same as if he was not married.

    The Kiltartan History Book

    Lady I. A. Gregory

  • For that is what the Goban meant, but it took the daughter-in-law to understand it.

    The Kiltartan History Book

    Lady I. A. Gregory

  • And the Goban said 'How can that be when I put a stone in and a stone out and a stone across.'

    The Kiltartan History Book

    Lady I. A. Gregory

  • The anachronism committed in the instance of the Goban Saer was precisely of the same character!