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checkers

play
noun plural but singular in construction check·ers \ˈche-kərz\

Simple Definition of checkers

  • : a game played on a board (called a checkerboard) by two players who each have 12 round pieces called checkers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of checkers

  1. :  a checkerboard game for 2 players each with 12 pieces

1712

First Known Use of checkers

1712


CHECKERS Defined for Kids

checkers

play
noun check·ers \ˈche-kərz\

Definition of checkers for Students

  1. :  a game played on a checkerboard by two players each having twelve pieces





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