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- n. 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.
- n. Plural form of checker.
- n. the playing pieces in the game of checkers.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of checker.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A game, called also draughts, 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces
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