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[draft-bawrd, -bohrd, drahft-]
noun British.
  1. checkerboard(def 1).
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Also draughts·board [drafts-bawrd, -bohrd, drahfts-] /ˈdræftsˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd, ˈdrɑfts-/.

Origin of draughtboard

First recorded in 1720–30; draught + board
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Examples from the Web for draughtboard

Historical Examples of draughtboard

  • A "Fox and Geese" board, or a draughtboard, will help to pass the time.

    What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes

    Dorothy Canfield Fisher

British Dictionary definitions for draughtboard


  1. a square board divided into 64 squares of alternating colours, used for playing draughts or chess
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