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check·er

 (chĕk′ər)
n.
1.
a. One, such as an inspector or examiner, that checks.
b. One that receives items for temporary safekeeping or for shipment: a baggage checker.
2. One of the round flat pieces used in the game of checkers.
3.
a. A pattern of checks or squares.
b. One of the squares in such a pattern.
4. A cashier.
tr.v. check·ered, check·er·ing, check·ers
1. To mark with a checked or squared pattern.
2. To diversify (something) in color, shading, or character; variegate.

[Middle English cheker, chessboard, alteration of escheker, from Old French eschequier, from eschec, check in chess; see check.]

checker

(ˈtʃɛkə)
n, vb
the usual US spelling of chequer
n
1. (Textiles) textiles a variant spelling of chequer2
2. (Chess & Draughts) US and Canadian any one of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of checkers. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): draughtsman

checker

(ˈtʃɛkə)
n
1. a cashier, esp in a supermarket
2. an attendant in a cloakroom, left-luggage office, etc

check•er1

(ˈtʃɛk ər)

n.
1. a small, usu. red or black disk of plastic or wood, used in playing checkers.
2. checkers, (used with a sing. v.) a game played by two persons, each with 12 playing pieces, on a checkerboard.
3. a checkered pattern.
4. one of the squares in such a pattern.
v.t.
5. to mark like a checkerboard.
6. to diversify in color; variegate.
7. to diversify in character.
[1250–1300; Middle English: chessboard < Anglo-French escheker]

check•er2

(ˈtʃɛk ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that checks.
2. a cashier, as in a supermarket.
3. an employee of a checkroom.
[1525–35]

checker


Past participle: checkered
Gerund: checkering

Imperative
checker
checker
Present
I checker
you checker
he/she/it checkers
we checker
you checker
they checker
Preterite
I checkered
you checkered
he/she/it checkered
we checkered
you checkered
they checkered
Present Continuous
I am checkering
you are checkering
he/she/it is checkering
we are checkering
you are checkering
they are checkering
Present Perfect
I have checkered
you have checkered
he/she/it has checkered
we have checkered
you have checkered
they have checkered
Past Continuous
I was checkering
you were checkering
he/she/it was checkering
we were checkering
you were checkering
they were checkering
Past Perfect
I had checkered
you had checkered
he/she/it had checkered
we had checkered
you had checkered
they had checkered
Future
I will checker
you will checker
he/she/it will checker
we will checker
you will checker
they will checker
Future Perfect
I will have checkered
you will have checkered
he/she/it will have checkered
we will have checkered
you will have checkered
they will have checkered
Future Continuous
I will be checkering
you will be checkering
he/she/it will be checkering
we will be checkering
you will be checkering
they will be checkering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been checkering
you have been checkering
he/she/it has been checkering
we have been checkering
you have been checkering
they have been checkering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been checkering
you will have been checkering
he/she/it will have been checkering
we will have been checkering
you will have been checkering
they will have been checkering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been checkering
you had been checkering
he/she/it had been checkering
we had been checkering
you had been checkering
they had been checkering
Conditional
I would checker
you would checker
he/she/it would checker
we would checker
you would checker
they would checker
Past Conditional
I would have checkered
you would have checkered
he/she/it would have checkered
we would have checkered
you would have checkered
they would have checkered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.checker - an attendant who checks coats or baggage
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
check girl, hatcheck girl - a female checker
2.checker - one who checks the correctness of something
examiner, inspector - an investigator who observes carefully; "the examiner searched for clues"
3.checker - one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers
checkers, draughts - a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces
king - a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward
man, piece - game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
Verb1.checker - mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
2.checker - variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
motley, variegate, vary - make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu"
Translations

checker

[ˈtʃekəʳ] N
1. (= examiner) → verificador(a) m/f
2. (US) (in supermarket) → cajero/a m/f; (in cloakroom) → encargado/a m/f de guardarropa

checker

n
(of documents etc)Prüfer(in) m(f)
(US, in supermarket) → Kassierer(in) m(f)
(US, for coats etc) → Garderobenfrau f/-mann m

checker

[ˈtʃɛkəʳ] n (person) → controllore m, verificatore m
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The southeast trade still held, but the ocean was a checker board of squalls.
Suddenly your adversary's checker disappears beneath the board, and the problem is to place yours nearest to where his will appear again.
There is young Jerome Lafirme playing at checkers upon the sofa with Leandre.
All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it.
This is as clear as summer lightning," Mowgli answered; and they fell into the quick, choppy trail-trot in and out through the checkers of the moonlight, following the marks of those two bare feet.
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Crismond can't read the labels, but big deal, says Shelly Thorson, who has been a Vons checker for 28 years.
During night operations, in an effort to take a break and rest while waiting for the arrival of an F/A-18C to land and proceed to his "hot brake" check area prior to the refueling pits, a plane captain/hot brake checker laid down on the centerline of the taxiway and fell asleep.
Tinsley was without a doubt the best checker player of all time--an absolutely incredible talent," Schaeffer says.
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