Brit. the game of checkers
noun(used with a sing. or pl. verb) Chiefly British
The game of checkers.
Origin of draughtsMiddle English draughtes, pl. of draught, act of pulling, move at chess; see draft.
- plural form of draught
- (board games, UK, uncountable) A board game for two players in which the players each have 20 pieces, known as men, and the object is to capture each of the opponent's pieces by jumping one's own pieces over the opponent's pieces. (See the Wikipedia page for the full rules of the game. There are various variants of the game.)
- A mild vesicatory.
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of draught