- a Japanese game played on a go board with players alternating and attempting to be first to place five counters in a row.
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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Examples from the Web for goban
He has realized your ideas of a nineteenth century Goban Saor.My New Curate
So when the Goban went there he coaxed one of the women the same as if he was not married.
For that is what the Goban meant, but it took the daughter-in-law to understand it.
And the Goban said 'How can that be when I put a stone in and a stone out and a stone across.'
The anachronism committed in the instance of the Goban Saer was precisely of the same character!The Round Towers of Ireland