from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A board game invented by George Howard Monks in which the players' men jump over those in adjacent squares.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The long jump, with weights in the hands, -- the most important of the exercises of the Pentathlon.
- n. A game played on a board having 256 squares, by two persons with 19 men each, or by four with 13 men each, starting from different corners and striving to place each his own set of men in a corresponding position in the opposite corner by moving them or by jumping them over those met in progress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game for two persons, played on a special board of 256 squares with 19 men apiece, the object of each player being to drive out his opponent's men from their position and to replace them with his own.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a board game in which players try to move their pieces into their opponent's bases
From Ancient Greek ἅλμα (halma, "leap"). (Wiktionary)