Meaning of CHECKER in English


I. ˈche-kər noun

Etymology: Middle English cheker, from Anglo-French checker, escheker, from eschec — more at check

Date: 14th century

1. archaic : chessboard

2. : a square or spot resembling the markings of a checkerboard


[singular of checkers ]

: a piece in checkers

II. transitive verb

( check·ered ; check·er·ing ˈche-k(ə-)riŋ)

Date: 15th century


a. : to variegate with different colors or shades

b. : to vary with contrasting elements or situations

2. : to mark into squares

III. noun

Date: 1535

1. : one that checks

a fact checker

2. : an employee who checks out purchases in a self-service store

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.