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noughts and crosses Syllabification: noughts and cross·es

Definition of noughts and crosses in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
British term for tic-tac-toe.
Example sentences
  • My first angle is that games, even a game of noughts and crosses (tic-tac-toe) doesn't have all the rules written down.
  • Spain, by contrast, enjoyed what amounted to a solo game of noughts and crosses, constructing pretty, match-winning patterns without any impediment whatsoever.
  • By this we mean that its structure is not so complex that our study of it is a doomed and hopeless task, nor is it so simple that it is rapidly completed and found trivial, like a game of noughts and crosses.
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