Chinese checkers


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Chinese checkers

Chinese checkers

pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
A board game in which each player tries to move a set of marbles arranged in holes from one point of a six-pointed star to the opposite point by means of single moves or jumps.

Chi′nese check′ers


n. (used with a sing. v.)
a board game for two to six players in which marbles set in holes are moved to the opposite side of the board, a six-pointed star.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.Chinese checkers - a board game in which each player tries to move a set of marbles through a set of holes from one point of a six-pointed star to the opposite pointChinese checkers - a board game in which each player tries to move a set of marbles through a set of holes from one point of a six-pointed star to the opposite point
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
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