back|gam|mon «noun. BAK GAM uhn, BAK GAM-; verb. BAK GAM uhn», noun, verb.
1. a game for two played on a divided board with 12 spaces on each side. Each player has 15 pieces, which are moved according to the throw of the dice.
2. a victory won in this game before all the opponent's men are in play.
to defeat at backgammon, especially by means of a gammon or backgammon.
[probably < back1 + gammon a game]

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