/ (ˈtʃɛkəz) /

  1. (functioning as singular) US and Canadian a game for two players using a checkerboard and 12 checkers each. The object is to jump over and capture the opponent's pieces

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How to use checkers in a sentence

  • For the older children, checkers and dominoes are most excellent indoor games.

    The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
  • checkers says he hunts on the Campagna, and being a reckless rider, cuts quite a figure there.

    Polly the Pagan | Isabel Anderson
  • checkers was tickled to death with my anonymous letter signed “Brown Eyes.”

    Polly the Pagan | Isabel Anderson
  • We both went rather shakily into the parlor, but at that very moment, checkers came in, his face quite pale and sober.

    Polly the Pagan | Isabel Anderson
  • To one side of the room were several tables, at which men were already seated, playing cards or checkers.