Definition of Chinese checkers

: a game in which each player seeks to be the first to transfer a set of marbles from a home point to the opposite point of a pitted 6-pointed star by single moves or jumps

First Known Use of Chinese checkers

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Chinese checkers.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Chinese checkers

: a game in which players move marbles from one hole to another across a playing surface that is shaped like a star

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