Definitions for tick-tack-toeˌtɪk tækˈtoʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a simple game, played on a grid with nine compartments, in which one player marking X's and one marking O's take turns filling the grid until one has placed three markers in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row.
Origin of tick-tack-toe:
1865–70; imit. of sound, as of bringing a pencil down on slate; see ticktack
ticktacktoe, ticktacktoo, tick-tack-toe, tic-tac-toe, tit-tat-toe, noughts and crosses(noun)
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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