Definitions of draughts

  1. 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
  2. A mild vesicatory. See Draught, n., 3 (c). Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A game, now more commonly called checkers. See Checkers. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The game of checkers: so called in Great Britain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. 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.
  6. Game played with pieces on a checkered board. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Checkers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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.
  9. A game played on a checkered board. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.