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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 ?
When at last the lumber and tools were assembled, and the doors were closed again and the cold draughts shut out, grandfather rode away to meet the coroner at the Shimerdas', and Fuchs took off his coat and settled down to work.
George might have been only a large seal, or sea-horse; bearing all this in mind, it will not appear altogether incompatible with the sacred legend and the ancientest draughts of the scene, to hold this so-called dragon no other than the great Leviathan himself.
Paul de Cassagnac, the most inveterate of the French duelists, had suffered so often in this way that he is at last a confirmed invalid; and the best physician in Paris has expressed the opinion that if he goes on dueling for fifteen or twenty years more--unless he forms the habit of fighting in a comfortable room where damps and draughts cannot intrude--he will eventually endanger his life.
The heir of two centuries of unatoned insult and outrage looked down on him and seemed to drink in deep draughts of satisfaction.
Miranda walked stiffly through the dining-room, tying a shawl over her head to keep the draughts away, intending to start the breakfast fire and then call Rebecca down, set her to work, and tell her, meanwhile, a few plain facts concerning the proper way of representing the family at a missionary meeting.
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.
I looked, and had an acute pleasure in looking,--a precious yet poignant pleasure; pure gold, with a steely point of agony: a pleasure like what the thirst-perishing man might feel who knows the well to which he has crept is poisoned, yet stoops and drinks divine draughts nevertheless.
how could I offend a man who was charitable enough to sit at my bedside a good hour, and talk on some other subject than pills and draughts, blisters and leeches?
And then forgetting his grandeur he fell to and stuffed himself with buns and drank milk out of the pail in copious draughts in the manner of any hungry little boy who had been taking unusual exercise and breathing in moorland air and whose breakfast was more than two hours behind him.
He was taken ill in the night - quite prostrate he was - in consequence of Crab; and after being drugged with black draughts and blue pills, to an extent which Demple (whose father was a doctor) said was enough to undermine a horse's constitution, received a caning and six chapters of Greek Testament for refusing to confess.
Dunstan was waiting for this, and took his ale in shorter draughts than usual.
Him through the spicie Forrest onward com ADAM discernd, as in the dore he sat Of his coole Bowre, while now the mounted Sun Shot down direct his fervid Raies, to warme Earths inmost womb, more warmth then ADAM need; And EVE within, due at her hour prepar'd For dinner savourie fruits, of taste to please True appetite, and not disrelish thirst Of nectarous draughts between, from milkie stream, Berrie or Grape: to whom thus ADAM call'd.