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chequer

[chek-er] /ˈtʃɛk ər/
noun, British
1.
checker1 .
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British Dictionary definitions for chequers

chequers

/ˈtʃɛkəz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) another name for draughts

Chequers

/ˈtʃɛkəz/
noun
1.
an estate and country house in S England, in central Buckinghamshire: the official country residence of the British prime minister

chequer

/ˈtʃɛkə/
noun
1.
any of the marbles, pegs, or other pieces used in the game of Chinese chequers
2.
  1. a pattern consisting of squares of different colours, textures, or materials
  2. one of the squares in such a pattern
verb (transitive)
3.
to make irregular in colour or character; variegate
4.
to mark off with alternating squares of colour
See also chequers
Word Origin
C13: chessboard, from Anglo-French escheker, from escheccheck
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Word Origin and History for chequers

chequer

see checker (n.2).

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