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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Anything made so as to form alternate squares like those of a checkerboard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Anything made so as to form alternate squares like those of a checkerboard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In machinery, the regular release of an obstruction which takes place by means of an even-timed body; an escapement. The wheel and pendulum of an ordinary clock are a common example.

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