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checkersnoun [U]

uk   /ˈtʃek.əz/  us   /-ɚz/ US (UK draughts)
a ​game for two ​people, each with twelve ​circularpieces that they ​move on a ​board with ​black and ​whitesquares
(Definition of checkers from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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checkersplural noun

 us   /ˈtʃek·ərz/
a ​gameplayed by two ​people on a ​squareboard, in which each ​player has twelve ​circularpieces that are all moved in the same way
(Definition of checkers from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “checkers”
in Korean 체커…
in Arabic لُعبة الداما…
in Malaysian dam, buah dam…
in Russian шашки…
in Chinese (Traditional) 西洋跳棋,國際跳棋…
in Italian dama…
in Turkish dama oyunu…
in Polish warcaby…
in Spanish damas…
in Vietnamese cờ đam, quân cờ đam…
in Portuguese jogo de damas…
in Thai หมากฮอส, ตัวหมากฮอส…
in Catalan dames…
in Japanese チェッカー(チェス盤を使ってするゲーム)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 西洋跳棋,国际跳棋…
in Indonesian dam, biji dam…
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