Definition of tric-trac in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪktrak/


[mass noun] historical
A form of backgammon.
Example sentences
  • Drinking and smoking, like tric-trac, were considered idle pursuits in seventeenth-century Holland.
  • The typical gentleman of Louis XIII's reign was described as playing tric-trac on a chest covered with an oriental rug, on which the board rested.
  • Many modern backgammon books refer to Trictrac simply as the French name for backgammon; however real Trictrac is quite a different game.


Late 17th century: from French, from the clicking sound made by the game pieces.

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