Definition of Chinese checkers in English:

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Chinese checkers

plural noun

[usually treated as singular]
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.
Example sentences
  • Also try some traditional board games such as draughts, chess, Chinese chequers, word games, card games and quiz-type games, as well as the more complex fantasy games.
  • Finally, five days after her birthday, she headed back downstairs just after lunch with a box in her hands filled with the game board for Chinese checkers as well as a sack of marbles.
  • She returned with her Chinese checkers board and sack of marbles and then proceeded to set the game up between them.

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Syllabification: Chi·nese check·ers

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