Chinese chequers

BrE Chinese checkers AmE noun (U) a game in which you move small balls from hole to hole on a board in the shape of a star

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Chinese chequers — BrE Chinese checkers AmE n [U] a game in which you move small balls from hole to hole on a board in the shape of a star …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Chinese chequers — 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 checkers • Hypernyms: ↑board game * * * Chinese checkers or Chinese chequers… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chinese chequers — (US Chinese checkers) plural noun [usu. treated as sing.] a board game for two to six players who attempt to move marbles or counters from one corner to the opposite one on a star shaped board …   English new terms dictionary

  • Chinese chequers — UK / US noun [uncountable] 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 …   English dictionary

  • Chinese chequers — /tʃaɪniz ˈtʃɛkəz/ (say chuyneez chekuhz) noun a game played by two or more persons with pegs or marbles, on a board with holes or hollows …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 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

  • chequers — cheq|uers [ˈtʃekəz US ərz] n →↑Chinese chequers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chequers — noun see Chinese chequers …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Chinese immigration to Australia — Chinese immigrants to Australia at the Pageant of Nations, Sydney Town Hall 1938 Chinese immigration to Australia dates back almost two hundred years, with Mak Sai Ying being the first recorded settler. The 2006 census showed that 221,995 people… …   Wikipedia

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