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Etymology 1Edit

check +‎ -er

NounEdit

checker (plural checkers)

  1. One who checks something.
  2. The clerk who tallies cost of purchases and accepts payment.
    There was a long line at the grocery store because the checker was so slow.
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Etymology 2Edit

Aphetic from Anglo-Norman escheker (chessboard), from Medieval Latin scaccarium, thus ultimately morpheme-for-morpheme cognate to etymology 1.

NounEdit

checker (plural checkers)

  1. A playing piece in the game of checkers (British: draughts).
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VerbEdit

 
A flag with a checker pattern

checker (third-person singular simple present checkers, present participle checkering, simple past and past participle checkered)

  1. (transitive) To mark in a pattern of alternating light and dark positions, like a checkerboard.
  2. (intransitive) To develop markings in a pattern of alternating light and dark positions, like a checkerboard.

Etymology 3Edit

Alteration of chequer.

NounEdit

checker (plural checkers)

  1. The fruit of the wild service tree or chequer tree, Photinia villosa, syn. Sorbus terminalis
Usage notesEdit
  • Almost always spelled chequer, because the tree itself is native to areas where that spelling is used, and is pretty much unknown in areas that use the other spelling.
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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English to check.

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VerbEdit

checker

  1. to check, verify
  2. (reflexive, slang) to bump fists

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