Definition of backgammon:
- A game of chance and skill, played by two persons on a board marked off into twenty- four spaces called points. Each player has fifteen pieces, or men, the movements of which from point to point are determined by throwing dice. Formerly called tables.
- In the game of backgammon, to beat by ending the game before the loser is clear of his first table.
- "John Bull's Other Island", George Bernard Shaw.
Still they talk of the Charter and the Liberals while the cards are making, or over a game at backgammon, when they have exhausted the usual stock of dots, and have married everybody off according to the genealogies which they all know by heart.- "The Deserted Woman", Honore de Balzac.
- "The Awakening of Helena Richie", Margaret Deland.