checkers

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A game of checkers (draughts).

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French eschequier (chessboard).

Noun[edit]

checkers (uncountable)

  1. (board games, US, Canada, in the singular) A game for two players played on a chessboard; the players have 12 pieces each, and the object is to capture all the opponent’s pieces by jumping over them. Other European varieties have larger boards and more playing pieces.
  2. plural form of checker
  3. (board games, US, Canada, in the plural) the playing pieces in the game of checkers.

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Verb[edit]

checkers

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of checker

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