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Other Checker Definition

[n] (checkers) one of the flat round pieces used in playing checkers
[n] one who checks the correctness of something
[n] an attendant who checks coats or baggage
[v] variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
[v] mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on


check, chequer, chequer

Misc. Definitions

\Check"er\, n. [From {Check}, v. t.] One who checks.
\Check"er\ (ch[e^]k"[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Checkered} (-[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Checkering}.] [From OF. eschequier a chessboard, F. ['e]chiquier. See {Check}, n., and cf. 3d {Checker}.]
1. To mark with small squares like a checkerboard, as by crossing stripes of different colors.
2. To variegate or diversify with different qualities, colors, scenes, or events; esp., to subject to frequent alternations of prosperity and adversity. Our minds are, as it were, checkered with truth and falsehood. --Addison.
\Check"er\, n. [OF. eschequier. See {Checker}, v. t.]
1. A piece in the game of draughts or checkers.
2. A pattern in checks; a single check.
3. Checkerwork. Note: This word is also written chequer.

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