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Backgammon Terms starting with 'K'

Kill a Man (Dead Man or Deep) - A checker that has been played deep into a player's home board, usually to the one or two point, where it will most likely have no further participation in the game.

Kill a Number - To create a position in the game in which certain numbers of the dice cannot be played on the next turn.

Knock Off (Hit) - To land on a point where there is only one checker is called a "hit" or "knock off". The checker is then placed on the bar and its owner must re-enter it from his opponent's home board. A hit is also called Send Back.

Kibitzer - A spectator of the game, often one that offers unsolicited advice or comments.

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