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Below is a short list of the terms used on this site, and is not meant to be an all-inclusive list.

advanced anchor
an anchor on opponent's 5-point, 4-point, or 3-point
anchor
a point made in opponent's home board
backgammon
see FAQ #22
bar
where a chip is placed when hit
bar-point
your 7-point
bear off
moving a chip from your home board to off the board
block
a point made on the board
blot
a single chip on a point
chip
a playing piece, also known as checker, piece, or man
closed board
a prime in a home board
cover a blot
landing one or more chips on a blot to make a point
doubling cube
see FAQ #31
gammon
see FAQ #22
home board
the section of the board containing your 1-point through 6-point
lover's leap
moving a runner to your 13-point while it still contains your chips, usually on the first turn
make a point
placing two or more chips on a point
pip
dots on the die, also, the distance between two points on the board
pip count
the number of pips needed to bear off all of your chips
point
one of the positions on the board marked by a triangle
prime
6 consecutive blocks of the same color
runners
the 2 chips that start in opponent's home board on their 1-point
slot
a blot you plan to cover on your next turn
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