Definitions

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  • n. a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spaces; the object is to get a row of three crosses or three circles before the opponent does

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Examples

  • A small boy was squalling in the seat opposite, and Carl took him from his tired mother and lured him into a game of tit-tat-toe.

    The Trail of the Hawk A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life

  • Myself, I'm certificated twice or three times over; but I can only assure you that I wanted to kick myself when, after I'd spent a day and a sleepless night over the job, I saw the game of tit-tat-toe that Rooum made of it in an hour or two.

    Widdershins

  • She had a family tartan -- heather brown, with Lincoln green tit-tat-toe crisscrosses -- and she had learned how to walk from a thousand years of strong-walking ancestors.

    The Spread Eagle and Other Stories

  • Here and there were stealthy games of tit-tat-toe, practiced, doubtless, behind the teacher's back.

    Chimney-Pot Papers

  • On scraps of paper we played tit-tat-toe; we improvised a checkerboard and played checkers.

    The Long Labrador Trail

  • Maybe the teacher's nerves were too highly strung to endure the squeaking of gritty pencils, but I think the real reason for their banishment is, that slates invited too strongly the game of noughts and crosses, or tit-tat-toe, three in

    Back Home

  • But if slates favored tit-tat-toe, they also favored ciphering, and nothing but good can come from that.

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