Definition of halma in English:

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halma

Pronunciation: /ˈhalmə/

noun

[mass noun]
A game played by two or four people using a board of 256 squares, with pieces advancing from one corner to the opposite corner by being moved over other pieces into vacant squares.
Example sentences
  • Suppose we just had the rules for halma, but not the board and pieces and had to reconstruct the game.
  • Chinese Checkers was invented in Germany in (1892) and it's an descendant from the game of Halma (1883).

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek, literally 'leap'.

Words that rhyme with halma

Alma, Palma

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