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draughts

/ (drɑːfts) /
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noun
(functioning as singular) a game for two players using a draughtboard and 12 draughtsmen each. The object is to jump over and capture the opponent's piecesUS and Canadian name: checkers
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Word Origin for draughts

C14: plural of draught (in obsolete sense: a chess move)
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