Definition of Draughts

1. Noun. A checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces.

Exact synonyms: Checkers
Generic synonyms: Board Game
Examples of category: Black, Checker, Chequer, King, White
Terms within: Checker Board, Checkerboard



Definition of Draughts

1. n. pl. A mild vesicatory. See Draught, n., 3 (c).

2. n. pl. A game, now more commonly called checkers. See Checkers.

Definition of Draughts

1. Noun. (plural of draught) ¹

2. Noun. (board games British uncountable) A game for two players played on a chessboard in which the players each have 12 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.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Draughts

1. draught [v] - See also: draught

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Draughts

draught horse
draught horses
draughtboard
draughtboards
draughted
draughter
draughters
draughtier
draughtiest
draughtily
draughtiness
draughting
draughtproof
draughtproofed
draughtproofing
draughts (current term)
draughtsboard
draughtsboards
draughtsman
draughtsmanly
draughtsmanship
draughtsmen
draughtspeople
draughtsperson
draughtspersons
draughtswoman
draughtswomen
draughty
draunt
draunted

Literary usage of Draughts

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1. The Lancet (1842)
"She was directed to continue the draughts and powders of calomel and opium ... To continue the draughts, but omit the powders, and to use the following as a ..."

2. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies by James Boswell (1791)
"I have heard him regret that he had not learnt to play at cards; and the game of draughts we know is peculiarly calculated to fix the attention without ..."

3. The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1878)
"The modern Egyptians have a game of draughts very similar, ... One player has seven flat circular pieces, like modern draughts, on the last or innermost ..."

4. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum ...by George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1902)
"Games of the international draughts match : 7912. ее. 3. (3.) HILL (J.) Tournament games played at the Polytechnic Institute, pp. 57. Teddington, 1891. 8ยป. ..."

5. A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1854)
"Game of draughts. Beni Hassan and Thebes. of his opponent; but though, we are unable to say if this was done in a direct or diagonal line, there is reason ..."

6. The History of Herodotus: A New English Version, Ed. with Copious Notes and by Herodotus (1862)
"XVL Pieces for the Game of draughts. No. XV. ... for draughts. Board of an unknown Game. n*. ... draughts ..."

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