A piece in the game of draughts or checkers.
One of the fifteen markers that a player moves around the board according to rolls of the dice.
A single colored play piece
a playing piece, also known as a man or counter chouette a way of playing backgammon with more than two players, by having one player--the player "in the box"--play against a team of two or more other players. The team has a captain who resolves disagreements over where to move. If the team wins, the captain becomes the player in the box; if the team loses, the player in the box continues playing against the team and the team gets a new captain. If the team doubles, it does so as a unit; if the player in the box doubles, each team member may decide individually whether to accept or pass. close out (also called shut out) a position in which one player controls all six points in the opponent's inner board and the opponent has at least one checker on the bar; in such a situation, the opponent cannot move until at least one point becomes open come in see enter control a point have at least two checkers on a point, preventing the opponent from landing there control the cube have possession of the doubling cube; same as "own the cube"
To mark with small squares like a checkerboard, as by crossing stripes of different colors.
To variegate or diversify with different qualities, colors, scenes, or events; esp., to subject to frequent alternations of prosperity and adversity.
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mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on