noun[mass noun] historical
A form of backgammon.
- 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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