There are 2 definitions of checker in English:

checker1

Syllabification: check·er
Pronunciation: /ˈCHekər
 
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noun

1A person or thing that verifies or examines something: a spelling checker
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  • Have you ever wondered why the grammar checker in your word processor is so terrible?
  • Even the grammar checker on my computer has a problem with that one.
  • Ultimately, what is wanted is a computer routine similar to the grammar checker which would be programmed to highlight words and phrases which were likely to be misunderstood at the receiving end.
2US A cashier in a supermarket.
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  • At a recent trip to the supermarket the checker accidentally failed to me charge for some items.
  • The checker in Aisle 4 at the supermarket stared at me.
  • I had quite a bit more sympathy for Brendan, the hapless teenaged supermarket checker, than did the author of the book.

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There are 2 definitions of checker in English:

checker2

Syllabification: check·er
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈCHekər/
(Britishchequer)

noun

1 (often checkers) A pattern of squares, typically alternately colored: a geometric shape bordered by checkers (as modifier checker) a checker design
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  • They opened the game room on Thursdays after school and from 3 until 8 they could play ping-pong or pool or checkers or something.
  • The sun began to peek in through the faded blue checker curtains, bringing the afternoon hours with it.
  • I don't like checker patterns and tweed-like materials in general, and the jockey hats are a tad bit weird.
2 (checkers) [treated as singular] North American A game for two players, with twelve pieces each, played on a checkerboard.
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  • They also played board games like checkers, chess, and dominoes.
  • Families and friends gather on their verandas in the evening for friendly games of checkers and cards.
  • And experts say older women are big gamers online, though they tend to gravitate to casual time-passers like checkers, chess and Scrabble.
2.1 (checker) A round flat piece, usually red or black, used to play checkers.
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  • His book flew out of his hand, the checkerboard slammed into the settee, and all of the little black and red checkers escaped onto the floor and skittered in all directions.
  • It is played by two players with 15 checkers each - one player plays black, the other white.
  • ‘Gotcha again,’ he would say, happily collecting her blue checker off of the checkerboard and placing it into his rather large pile.

Origin

Middle English: from exchequer. The original sense 'chessboard' gave rise to checkered meaning 'marked like a chessboard'; hence (sense 1) (early 16th century).

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