Definition of tric-trac in English:

tric-trac

noun

historical
  • A form of backgammon.

    • ‘Many modern backgammon books refer to Trictrac simply as the French name for backgammon; however real Trictrac is quite a different game.’
    • ‘TricTrac is originally a French boardgame, played on a backgammon board.’
    • ‘Drinking and smoking, like tric-trac, were considered idle pursuits in seventeenth-century Holland.’
    • ‘The typical gentleman of Louis XIII's reign was described as playing tric-trac on a chest covered with an oriental rug, on which the board rested.’

Origin

Late 17th century: from French, from the clicking sound made by the game pieces.

Pronunciation:

tric-trac

/ˈtriktrak/