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A game of checkers (draughts).
 
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Etymology 1Edit

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checkers

  1. plural of checker

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French eschequier (chessboard).

NounEdit

checkers (uncountable)

  1. (board games, US, Canada, in the singular) 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.
  2. (board games, US, Canada, in the plural) the playing pieces in the game of checkers.
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VerbEdit

checkers

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of checker

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