Meaning of “checkers” in the English Dictionary

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"checkers" in British English

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checkersnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtʃek.əz/ us /-ɚz/ US UK draughts

Examples from literature

  • And there was the checker-board if they wanted to play checkers or dominoes. 
  • Here are men playing checkers, dominoes, and other games. 
  • The sailors amused themselves after the manner of sailors everywhere, playing dominoes, cards and checkers, boxing and telling stories. 
  • To while away the time they played games and taught the Inca checkers and chess, as well as bowling-on-the-green and quoits. 
  • You can jump as in checkers: that is, you can go over a counter if there is a blank space behind it. 

(Definition of “checkers” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"checkers" in American English

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checkersplural noun

us /ˈtʃek·ərz/

a game played by two people on a square board, in which each player has twelve circular pieces that are all moved in the same way

(Definition of “checkers” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)