checkers

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noun, plural in form but singular in construction check·ers \ˈche-kərz\

Definition of checkers

  1. :  a checkerboard game for 2 players each with 12 pieces

First Known Use of checkers

1712


CHECKERS Defined for English Language Learners

checkers

play
noun

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


CHECKERS Defined for Kids

checkers

play
noun check·ers \ˈche-kərz\

Definition of checkers for Students

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



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