Definition of halma in English:

halma

noun

  • [mass noun] A game played by two or four people using a board of 256 squares, with pieces advancing from one corner to the opposite corner by being moved over other pieces into vacant squares.

    • ‘Suppose we just had the rules for halma, but not the board and pieces and had to reconstruct the game.’
    • ‘Chinese Checkers was invented in Germany in (1892) and it's an descendant from the game of Halma (1883).’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek, literally leap.

Pronunciation:

halma

/ˈhalmə/