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- n. checkerboard
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A checkered board on which draughts are played. See checkerboard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The board on which the game of draughts or checkers is played; a checker-board.
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Four Berbers at the farther end were playing cards, and two Arabs that were chained to a column near the door squatted on the ground with a battered old draughtboard between them.
But even the most vacillating man cannot change one fancy for another as he would replace a black piece on the draughtboard with a white one, and he still found it delightful to be so near Barine.
"There's something to buy a dress with, and see here, don't get a draughtboard pattern.