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 for Backgammon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  backgammon \back"gam`mon\, n. [Origin unknown; perhaps fr. Dan.
     bakke tray + E. game; or very likely the first part is from
     E. back, adv., and the game is so called because the men are
     often set back.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
     backgammon board, a board for playing backgammon, often
        made in the form of two rectangular trays hinged together,
        each tray containing two "tables".
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  backgammon \back`gam"mon\, v. t.
     In the game of backgammon, to beat by ending the game before
     the loser is clear of his first "table". When played for
     betting purposes, the winner in such a case scores three
     times the wagered amount.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a board game for two players; pieces move according to
           throws of the dice

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      See bignum (sense 3), moby (sense 4), and pseudoprime.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

     See bignum, moby, pseudoprime.
     [{Jargon File]

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