a small, usually red or black disk of plastic or wood, used in playing checkers.
Also called, British, draughts .(used with a singular verb) a game played by two persons, each with 12 playing pieces, on a checkerboard.
(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.
to mark like a checkerboard.
to diversify in color; variegate.
to diversify in character; subject to alternations: Sorrow and joy have checkered his life.
- Also British, che·quer .
How to use checker in a sentence
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Not to be a killjoy fact-checker, but this does seem like an important detail to get right.
As a dyslexic,” he said, “the spell checker has transformed my life.
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They moved toward the door, but there Mr. Spackles paused to look back grandly upon the checker players.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
"Now we can sit around the fire after dinner and tell stories," she said, putting away her papers in an old checker-board.The Story of the Big Front Door | Mary Finley Leonard
But so fine a house ought to have a better checker-board than a barrel-head, with grains of corn for men.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) | John McElroy
As he handed them to the checker, he looked casually around.The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
Another half hour passed, and then he decided to get up and watch one of the checker games that was in progress near him.The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers | Claude A. Labelle
British Dictionary definitions for checker (1 of 2)
the usual US spelling of chequer
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 checkers: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): draughtsman
British Dictionary definitions for checker (2 of 2)
a cashier, esp in a supermarket
an attendant in a cloakroom, left-luggage office, etc
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