noun (1)
check·​er | \ ˈche-kər How to pronounce checker (audio) \

Definition of checker

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 archaic : chessboard
2 : a square or spot resembling the markings of a checkerboard
3 [ singular of checkers ] : a piece in checkers


checkered; checkering\ ˈche-​k(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce checkering (audio) \

Definition of checker (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1a : to variegate with different colors or shades
b : to vary with contrasting elements or situations
2 : to mark into squares


noun (2)

Definition of checker (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : one that checks a fact checker
2 : an employee who checks out purchases in a self-service store

First Known Use of checker

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for checker

Noun (1)

Middle English cheker, from Anglo-French checker, escheker, from eschec — more at check

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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