Definitions for halma

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word halma

Princeton's WordNet

  1. halma(noun)

    a board game in which players try to move their pieces into their opponent's bases


  1. halma(Noun)

    A board game invented by in which the players' men jump over those in adjacent squares.

  2. Origin: From ἅλμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Halma(noun)

    the long jump, with weights in the hands, -- the most important of the exercises of the Pentathlon

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. "a`lma, fr. "a`llesqai to leap.]


  1. Halma

    Halma is a strategy board game invented in 1883 or 1884 by an American thoracic surgeon at Harvard Medical School, George Howard Monks. The inspiration was an English game called Hoppity, which was devised in 1854. Playing equipment consists of a checkered board divided into 16×16 squares. Pieces may be small checkers or counters, or wooden or plastic cones or men resembling small chess pawns. Piece colors are typically black and white for two-player games, and of various colours or other distinction in games of four players.

Anagrams for halma »

  1. almah, Hamal, hamal, Mahal, mahal

Images & Illustrations of halma


Find a translation for the halma definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these halma definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"halma." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 Nov. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for halma? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for halma:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.