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checker

noun check·er \ ˈche-kər \

Definition of checker

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

Origin and Etymology of checker

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


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checker

verb

Definition of checker

checkered; checkering play \ˈche-k(ə-)riŋ\
1 a : to variegate with different colors or shades
b : to vary with contrasting elements or situations
2 : to mark into squares

First Known Use of checker

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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checker

noun

Definition of checker

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

First Known Use of checker

1535

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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