Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces

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Synonyms of Checkers


Alternate forms of Checkers

Hypernyms: board game

Origin of the word Checkers

  1. Amer.Eng. name for the game known in Britain as draughts, 1712, from checker. more

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