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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Checker \Check"er\ (ch[e^]k"[~e]r), noun [From {Check}, verb (used with an object)] One who checks.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Checker \Check"er\ (ch[e^]k"[~e]r), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Checkered} (ch[e^]k"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Checkering}.] [From OF. eschequier a chessboard, F. ['e]chiquier. See {Check}, noun, 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Checker \Check"er\, noun [OF. eschequier. See {Checker}, verb (used with an object)]

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}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

checker

noun

1: an attendant who checks coats or baggage

2: one who checks the correctness of something

3: one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers [syn: {checker}, {chequer}]

verb

1: mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on [syn: {check}, {checker}, {chequer}]

2: variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns [syn: {checker}, {chequer}]


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