tic-tac-toe for learners of American EnglishPowered by COBUILD (tɪktæktoʊ) also tick-tack-toe
Tic-tac-toe is a game in which two players take turns in drawing either an 'O' or an 'X' in one square of a grid consisting of nine squares. The winner is the first player to get three of the same symbols in a row. [US] ⇒ ...a game of tic-tac-toe.
They were cuts, not burns, and they looked as if someone had played tic-tac-toe all over him with a razor.Wood, Bari DOLL'S EYESIt does not have eyes but rather two large X's where eyes should be, like you make in a tic-tac-toe game.Carroll, Jonathan FROM THE TEETH OF ANGELS