checker

noun (1)
check·​er | \ˈche-kər \

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

checker

verb
checkered; checkering\ˈche-​k(ə-​)riŋ \

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

checker

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

Verb

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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