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dræfts, drɑftsdraughts

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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. draughtsnoun

    A game for two players played on a chessboard in which the players each have 12 pieces, known as men, and the object is to capture each of the opponent's pieces by jumping one's own pieces over the opponent's pieces. (See the Wikipedia page for the full rules of the game. There are various variants of the game.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Draughts

    a mild vesicatory. See Draught, n., 3 (c)

  2. Draughts

    a game, now more commonly called checkers. See Checkers


  1. Draughts

    Draughts or checkers 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. Draughts developed from alquerque. The name derives from the verb to draw or to move. The most popular forms are international draughts, played on a 10×10 board, and English draughts, also called American checkers, played on an 8×8 checkerboard, but there are many other variants including some played on a 12×12 board.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of draughts in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of draughts in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of draughts in a Sentence

  1. John Gay:

    Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate a flincher in either.

  2. Alexander Pope, An essay on Criticism:

    A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.

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