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draughts

 (drăfts, dräfts)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Chiefly British
The game of checkers.

[Middle English draughtes, pl. of draught, act of pulling, move at chess; see draft.]

draughts

(drɑːfts)
n
(Chess & Draughts) (functioning as singular) a game for two players using a draughtboard and 12 draughtsmen each. The object is to jump over and capture the opponent's pieces. US and Canadian name: checkers
[C14: plural of draught (in obsolete sense: a chess move)]

draughts

(dræfts, drɑfts)
n. Brit.
(used with a sing. v.) the game of checkers.
[1375–1425; Middle English draghtes, pl. of draft, in obsolete sense “movement, move in a board game”]

draughts

checkers
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.draughts - a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 piecesdraughts - a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
black - (board games) the darker pieces
chequer, checker - one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers
checker board, checkerboard - a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
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
white - (board games) the lighter pieces
Translations
حِجارَةُ الدّامادامالُعْبَةُ الدّاما ``الضّامَه''
dámaherní kameny
damdambrikdamspil
tammitammipeli
igra dame
dammborîdammskífur, dammar
チェッカー
체커
dama
damspel
หมากรุก
dama oyunudama taşları
cờ đam

draughts

[drɑːfts] N (Brit) → juego m de damas
to play draughtsjugar a las damas

draughts

[ˈdrɑːfts] n (British)dames fpl, jeu m de dames
to play draughts → jouer aux damesdraughts board n (British)damier m

draughts

[ˈdrɑːfts] n (Brit) → (gioco della) dama

draught

(American) draft (draːft) noun
1. a movement of air, especially one which causes discomfort in a room or which helps a fire to burn. We increase the heat in the furnace by increasing the draught; There's a dreadful draught in this room!
2. a quantity of liquid drunk at once without stopping. He took a long draught of beer.
3. the amount of water a ship requires to float it. a draught of half a metre.
draughts noun , (American ˈcheckers)
1. singular a game for two people, played on a board (a ˈdraughtboard , (American) ˈcheckerboard) exactly like a chessboard, with twenty-four discs.
2. plural the discs.
ˈdraughty adjective
full of draughts of air. a draughty room.

draughts

داما dáma damspil Damespiel ντάμα damas tammipeli dames igra dame gioco della dama チェッカー 체커 damspel damspill warcaby jogo de damas шашки damspel หมากรุก dama oyunu cờ đam 国际跳棋
References in classic literature ?
It was in the early morning stillness, when his muscles were swinging to their familiar task and his lungs expanding with long draughts of mountain air, that Ethan did his clearest thinking.
Weston was afraid of draughts for the young people in that passage; and neither Emma nor the gentlemen could tolerate the prospect of being miserably crowded at supper.
My draught of passion hath been deep-- I revell'd, and I now would sleep And after drunkenness of soul Succeeds the glories of the bowl An idle longing night and day To dream my very life away.
Administer this draught, therefore, with thine own hand.