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or tric·trac

  1. a variety of backgammon.
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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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Examples from the Web for trictrac

Historical Examples

  • 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)

    Maria Edgeworth

  • The French name for backgammon is trictrac, imitative of the rattle of the dice.

British Dictionary definitions for trictrac



  1. a game similar to backgammon
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Word Origin

C17: from French, imitative
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