Chinese checkers

Chinese checkers
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1938 a game in which each player seeks to be the first to transfer a set of marbles from a home point to the opposite point of a pitted 6-pointed star by single moves or jumps

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  • Chinese checkers — A typical pitted wood game board using six differently colored sets of marbles as game pieces. Another popular arrangement uses differently colored pegs in holes. Genre(s) Board game Players 2–6, not 5 …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese checkers — noun uncount a game played by several people on a board shaped like a star. Each player tries to be the first to move a set of MARBLES (=small glass balls) from holes on one side of the board to holes on the other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Chinese checkers — n. [prob. so named from the characteristic ornamentation of the board] a game played on a board with holes arranged in the shape of a six pointed star, by from two to six players, the winner being the one who first moves his or her set of marbles …   English World dictionary

  • Chinese checkers — noun a board game in which each player tries to move a set of marbles through a set of holes from one point of a six pointed star to the opposite point • Syn: ↑Chinese chequers • Hypernyms: ↑board game * * * (US) (or Brit Chinese chequers) noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chinese Checkers — …   Википедия

  • Chinese checkers — a board game for two to six players each of whom has ten marbles resting in holes on a player s section of a six pointed star: the winner is the first to move all of his or her marbles to the opposite side by jumping intervening pieces or moving… …   Universalium

  • Chinese checkers — noun A board game played by two to six people, in which players aim to move their own pieces to the corner opposite their starting position by single moves or jumps over other pieces …   Wiktionary

  • Chinese checkers — n. board game in which marbles are moved across a pattern of holes that resemble a six pointed star (for two to six players) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Chinese checkers — Chi′nese check′ers n. (used with a sing. v.) gam a board game for two to six players in which marbles set in holes are moved to the opposite side of the board, a six pointed star • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • Checkers (disambiguation) — Checkers (or chequers) may refer to: Draughts, the board game called checkers in American English. The most popular variants of this group of board games are American checkers, also called English draughts, and International draughts. Other board …   Wikipedia

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