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English definition of “the chequered flag”

the chequered flag

noun [S] uk   (US the checkered flag) us  
the black and white flag that is waved to show that a car has won a race: Three minutes from the chequered flag, Hamilton was in the lead by 2.25 seconds.Motor racing
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