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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British The game of checkers.

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  • n. Plural form of draught.
  • n. A board game for two players in which the players each have 20 pieces, known as men, and the object is to capture each of the opponent's pieces by jumping one's own pieces over the opponent's pieces. (See the Wikipedia page for the full rules of the game. There are various variants of the game.)
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of draught.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A mild vesicatory. See draught, n., 3 (c).
  • n.pl. A game, now more commonly called checkers. See checkers.

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

Etymologies

Middle English draughtes, pl. of draught, act of pulling, move at chess; see draft.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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