The checker players left their boards and came over; the "seven-up" devotees dropped their cards and joined the circle.
"That's the checker, my boy," said Yellow Pine, when he saw the fish.
Well, seems to me theres some dominoes around somewhere, and I did see a checker board the other day.
The checker pigs had checker bibs on, the striped pigs had striped bibs on.
The neighbours, thinking there was something in it, apprehended her as a witch, and took her to the checker Prison.
"That's the checker," she said, and disappeared with a click of the tongue.
Tinkletown resumed its tranquil attitude and the checker games began to thrive once more.
Maybe she would like to read about checker debates or the like.
For that was the origin of most of our valleys—of all the larger valleys, indeed, which checker the surface of primary countries.
Beyond the blue mountains, the driver drew the car into the checker stand.
mid-13c., "game of chess (or checkers);" c.1300, "a chessboard, board with 64 squares for playing chess or similar games; a set of chessmen" a shortening of Old French eschequier "chessboard; a game of chess," from Medieval Latin scaccarium (see check (n.)).
Meaning "pattern of squares" is late 14c. Meaning "a man or marker in the game of checkers" is from 1864. British prefers chequer. From late 14c. as "a checked design." The word had earlier senses of "table covered with checked cloth for counting" (late 12c. in Anglo-Latin), a sense also in Old French (see checker (n.2)).
"table covered with a checked cloth," specialized sense of checker (n.1), late 14c. (in Anglo-Latin from c.1300); especially a table for counting money or keeping accounts (revenue reckoned with counters); later extended to "the fiscal department of the English Crown; the Exchequer (mid-14c.; in Anglo-Latin from late 12c.).