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  • Chequer — Cheq uer (ch[e^]k [ e]r), n. & v. Same as {Checker}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chequer — (US checker) ► NOUN 1) (chequers) a pattern of alternately coloured squares. 2) (checkers) (treated as sing. ) N. Amer. the game of draughts. ► VERB 1) (be chequered) be divided into or marked with chequers …   English terms dictionary

  • chequer — [chek′ər] n., vt. Brit. sp. of CHECKER1 …   English World dictionary

  • chequer — Checker Check er, n. [OF. eschequier. See {Checker}, v. t.] 1. A piece in the game of draughts or checkers. [1913 Webster] 2. A pattern in checks; a single check. [1913 Webster] 3. Checkerwork. [1913 Webster] Note: This word is also written… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chequer — n. & v. (also checker) n. 1 (often in pl.) a pattern of squares often alternately coloured. 2 (in pl.) (usu. as checkers) US the game of draughts. 1 mark with chequers. 2 variegate; break the uniformity of. 3 (as chequered adj.) with varied …   Useful english dictionary

  • chequer — chiefly British variant of checker …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chequer — /chek euhr/, n. Brit. checker1. * * * …   Universalium

  • Chequer — см. Checker …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • chequer — see EXCHEQUER …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • chequer — sb. == chess. RG. 192; or perhaps ‘the chessboard’ …   Oldest English Words

  • chequer — cheq·uer || tʃekÉ™ n. (British) tiny plastic or wood piece (red or black) used in checkers v. diversify with color, variegate; mark like a checkerboard (also checker) …   English contemporary dictionary

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