Definitions of draughts

  1. A game, now more commonly called checkers. See Checkers. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Checkers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. A game played on a checkered board. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The game of checkers: so called in Great Britain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A game in which two persons make alternate moves (in O. E. draughts), on a checkered board, called the DRAUGHTBOARD, with pieces called DRAUGHTSMEN. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Game played with pieces on a checkered board. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A game played on a chequered board, between two, each with twelve round pieces of different colours. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for draughts

  1. The life is very monotonous; and the only amusement they have is fishing, with reading and a few games, such as draughts and chess. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. I know what young wives need sleeping draughts for, so I've brought some along. – Redemption and Two Other Plays by Leo Tolstoy