Meaning of alquerque in English:


Pronunciation /alˈkɛːkeɪ/


  • A game of Arabic origin, similar to draughts or nine-men's morris, played in Spain and other Spanish-speaking regions.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. From Spanish alquerque from Arabic al-qirq from al the + qirq, the name of a game similar to nine men's morris.