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Princeton's WordNet

  1. checkers, draughtsnoun

    a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces


  1. checkersnoun

    A game for two players played on a chessboard; the players have 12 pieces each, and the object is to capture all the opponent's pieces by jumping over them. Other European varieties have larger boards and more playing pieces.

  2. checkersnoun

    the playing pieces in the game of checkers.


  1. Checkers

    Checkers (American English), also known as draughts (; British English), is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces. Checkers is developed from alquerque. The term "checkers" derives from the checkered board which the game is played on, whereas "draughts" derives from the verb "to draw" or "to move".The most popular forms of checkers in Anglophone countries are American checkers (also called English draughts), which is played on an 8×8 checkerboard; Russian draughts, Turkish draughts both on an 8x8 board, and International draughts, played on a 10×10 board – the latter is widely played in many countries worldwide. There are many other variants played on 8×8 boards. Canadian checkers and Singaporean/Malaysian checkers (also locally known as dum) are played on a 12×12 board. American checkers was weakly solved in 2007 by a team of Canadian computer scientists led by Jonathan Schaeffer. From the standard starting position, perfect play by each side would result in a draw.


  1. checkers

    Checkers is a two-player board game, typically played on a square board with 64 alternating colored squares. The game is played with round, flat pieces called checkers which are moved diagonally across the squares. The aim of the game is to capture all of the opponent's pieces or block them so they cannot be moved.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Checkers

    a game, called also daughts, played on a checkerboard by two persons, each having twelve men (counters or checkers) which are moved diagonally. The game is ended when either of the players has lost all his men, or can not move them

  2. Etymology: [See Checher, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Checkers

    chek′ėrz, n.pl. the game of draughts.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. checkers

    A game much used by seamen, especially in the tops, where usually a checker-board will be found carved.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of checkers in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of checkers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of checkers in a Sentence

  1. Carly Fiorina:

    I've seen the footage. And I find it amazing, actually, that all these supposed fact-checkers in the mainstream media claim this doesn't exist. They're trying to attack the authenticity of the videotape, i will continue to dare anyone who wants to continue to fund Planned Parenthood, watch the videotapes.

  2. Al Sharpton:

    He was a philosopher at heart that always saw the bigger picture. Even when we would engage in debate I felt he was playing chess while I was playing checkers, mario, you have earned it and your place in history is secure. You can now sleep with the greats.

  3. Alan Duke:

    I understand why there are people who don't like fact-checkers because we take away something that they believe in, that we challenge United States. And so the natural reaction is to think,' The fact checkers must be opposed to me,'.

  4. Jim Acosta:

    While Donald Trump's still licking Donald Trump wounds down in Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump poses a threat to this country, this is not a time to put away our fact checkers in some sort of box on a shelf. They're going to be needed to fact-check this movement. Donald Trump may be going away, but Donald Trump is not.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    You've gotta feel bad for the fact-checkers for the Republicans.

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