checkers

noun, plural in form but singular in construction check·ers \ ˈche-kərz \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of checkers

: a checkerboard game for 2 players each with 12 pieces

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CHECKERS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of checkers for English Language Learners

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


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checkers

noun check·ers \ ˈche-kərz \

Definition of checkers for Students

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


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