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cheq·uer(chĕk′ər) Chiefly British
Variant of checker.
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1. (Chess & Draughts) any of the marbles, pegs, or other pieces used in the game of Chinese chequers
a. a pattern consisting of squares of different colours, textures, or materials
b. one of the squares in such a pattern
3. to make irregular in colour or character; variegate
4. to mark off with alternating squares of colour
[C13: chessboard, from Anglo-French escheker, from eschec check]
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Brit. checker 1.
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Past participle: chequered
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|Noun||1.||chequer - 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
|Verb||1.||chequer - 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.||chequer - variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns|
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