Definition of draughts in English:

draughts

Syllabification: draughts
Pronunciation: /draf(t)s
 
/

noun

British
  • Checkers. See checker2 ( sense 2).
    More example sentences
    • On this map the players play a military game of about the same complexity of draughts (checkers).
    • The whole family took part in draughts, backgammon, and cards (which had been produced in Europe from medieval times).
    • Games that do actually use skills of analysis include draughts and whist.

Origin

late Middle English: from draught; related to obsolete draught in the sense 'move' (in chess or any similar game); compare with French trait, from Latin tractus 'a dragging'.

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