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checker

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[ chek-er ]
/ ˈtʃɛk ər /
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noun
a small, usually red or black disk of plastic or wood, used in playing checkers.
checkers,
  1. Also called, British, draughts .(used with a singular verb) a game played by two persons, each with 12 playing pieces, on a checkerboard.
  2. (in a regenerative furnace) loosely stacked brickwork through which furnace gases and incoming air are passed in turn, so that the heat of the exhaust is absorbed and later transferred to the incoming air.
a checkered pattern.
one of the squares of a checkered pattern.
verb (used with object)
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Also British, che·quer .

Origin of checker

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First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English check(i)er, chequer, chekker “chessboard, checkerboard,” from Old French eschequier, eschaquier (by shortening), equivalent to eschec + -er; see origin at check1, -er2

Other definitions for checker (2 of 2)

checker2
[ chek-er ]
/ ˈtʃɛk ər /

noun
a person or thing that checks.
a cashier, as in a supermarket or cafeteria.
a person who checks coats, baggage, etc.

Origin of checker

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First recorded in 1525–35; check1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for checker (1 of 2)

checker1
/ (ˈtʃɛkə) /

noun, verb
the usual US spelling of chequer
noun
textiles a variant spelling of chequer (def. 2)
US and Canadian any one of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of checkersAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): draughtsman

British Dictionary definitions for checker (2 of 2)

checker2
/ (ˈtʃɛkə) /

noun mainly US and Canadian
a cashier, esp in a supermarket
an attendant in a cloakroom, left-luggage office, etc
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