Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A chess- or checker-board.

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Examples

  • The term dambrod, which has already supplied materials for a good story, arises from adopting French terms into Scottish language, as dams were the pieces with which the game of draughts was played (Fr. dammes).

    Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

  • The recollection decides me to court my own warm hearth, to challenge my right hand again to a game at the "dambrod" against my left.

    Auld Licht Idyls

  • The recollection decides me to court my own warm hearth, to challenge my right hand again to a game at the "dambrod" against my left.

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • I offered to play you at the dambrod to keep you out.

    Tommy and Grizel

  • Thrums, I was ben in the room playing Hendry at the dambrod.

    A Window in Thrums

  • In love-making, as in the favourite Thrums game of the dambrod, there are sixty-one openings, and he knew them all.

    Tommy and Grizel

  • The dambrod players pay no attention to David, nor does he regard them.

    What Every Woman Knows

  • On the drawers stands a board with coloured marbles for the game of solitaire, and I have only to open the drawer with the loose handle to bring out the dambrod.

    A Window in Thrums

  • He invited the doctor, who so obviously distrusted him, to drop in of an evening for a game at the dambrod

    Tommy and Grizel

  • And some boys still wore their caps with the wee dambrod pattern jauntily, and some had no caps to wear, and some were all daubed about with white bandages stained crimson, and none had hose, and few had brogues.

    My War Experiences in Two Continents

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