- a variety of backgammon.
Origin of trick-track
First recorded in 1645–55, trick-track is from the French word trictrac; so called in imitation of the clicking sound made in moving the pieces
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In the mean time, Mrs. Delacour, unconscious of the curiosity she had excited, was speaking to Belinda in the trictrac cabinet.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
The French name for backgammon is trictrac, imitative of the rattle of the dice.
- a game similar to backgammon
Word Origin for trictrac
C17: from French, imitative
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