nounused 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
- Their dwelling is beside the "Spring of fate," beneath the "world-tree," Yggdrasil's ash, which they water with draughts from the spring.
- The magnet is protected from draughts by the box A, which is closed at the sides by two shutters when an observation is being taken.
- Efficient ventilating can only be effected by the exercise of common sense and vigilance, and care must be taken to avoid cold draughts through the houses.
- Similarly the recent experience of zoological gardens, particularly in the case of parrots and monkeys, shows that, excluding draughts, exposure to changes of temperature without artificial heat is markedly beneficial as compared with the older method of strict protection from cold.
- While this is being obtained, magnesia, castor oil or olive oil can be given; or failing all these, copious draughts of water.