checkers


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check·ers

 (chĕk′ərz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
A game played on a checkerboard by two players, each using 12 pieces that can move diagonally, with the object being to capture and remove all of the opponent's pieces. A piece is captured after an opponent's piece moves over it to an open space.

checkers

(ˈtʃɛkəz)
n
(Chess & Draughts) (functioning as singular) US and Canadian a game for two players using a checkerboard and 12 checkers each. The object is to jump over and capture the opponent's pieces
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.checkers - a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 piecescheckers - 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
dáma
damspil
tammipeli
igra dame
チェッカー
체커
dama
damspel
หมากรุก
cờ đam

checkers

[ˈtʃekəz] NPL (US) → damas fpl

checkers

[ˈtʃɛkərz] n (US)jeu m de dames
to play checkers → jouer aux damescheck guarantee card n (US)carte f (d'identité) bancairecheck-in [ˈtʃɛkɪn] n (also check-in desk) (at airport)enregistrement mchecking account [ˈtʃɛkɪŋəkaʊnt] n (US)compte m courant

checkers

n (US) → Damespiel nt; to play checkersDame spielen

checkers

[ˈtʃɛkəz] npl (Am) → dama

chequers

(American) checkers (ˈtʃekəz) noun
1. singular the game of draughts.
2. plural the pieces used in this game.

checkers

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 ?
"Now they'll swill coffee an' play checkers till the cows come home," said Dan, as Uncle Salters hustled Penn into the fore- cabin.
"Checkers, weren't it?" said Dan, as Harvey staggered aft with the steaming coffee in a tin pail.
When they came out of the woods, all his attention was engrossed by the view of the fallow land on the upland, in parts yellow with grass, in parts trampled and checkered with furrows, in parts dotted with ridges of dung, and in parts even ploughed.
It is a park checkered by pleasant highways and avenues.
From time to time she heard the loud laughter, the noisy voice of Quasimodo in her ear; she half opened her eyes; then below her she confusedly beheld Paris checkered with its thousand roofs of slate and tiles, like a red and blue mosaic, above her head the frightful and joyous face of Quasimodo.
They thronged the narrow length of our schooner's decks with their ornamented and barbarous crowd, with the variegated colours of checkered sarongs, red turbans, white jackets, embroideries; with the gleam of scabbards, gold rings, charms, armlets, lance blades, and jewelled handles of their weapons.
His sleep was checkered with starts and moans, and sometimes with a muttered word or two.
She caught sight of a little green table, blotched with the checkered sunlight that filtered through the quivering leaves overhead.
Her complexion was very fair, with the rosy glow of vigorous health in her cheeks, her face was full of character and expression, her eyes were brown and liquid, and she had a heavy suit of fine soft hair which was also brown, but the fact was not apparent because her head was bound about with a checkered handkerchief and the hair was concealed under it.
Their summits were crowned with extensive tracts of pitch pine, checkered with small patches of the quivering aspen.
One was of snuffy colored gingham which Marilla had been tempted to buy from a peddler the preceding summer because it looked so serviceable; one was of black-and-white checkered sateen which she had picked up at a bargain counter in the winter; and one was a stiff print of an ugly blue shade which she had purchased that week at a Carmody store.
Longtime Southern Illinois checkers players like Gene Ellison of Norris City is mindful of the fact that it's nearly impossible to get young people interested in the game today,