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Topic: OTHER GAMES

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: , perhaps from Italian, 'lord, ruler', shouted by the winner of a game

domino

noun
     
domino
dom‧i‧no plural dominoes
1 [countable]DGO one of a set of small flat pieces of wood, plastic etc, with different numbers of spots, used for playing a game
2

dominoes

[uncountable]DGO the game played using dominoes
3

domino effect

a situation in which one event or action causes several other things to happen one after the other
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