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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Checkers  \Check"ers\  (ch[e^]k"[~e]rz),  n.  pl  [See  {Checher}, 
  A  game,  called  also  {daughts},  played  on  a  checkerboard  by 
  two  persons,  each  having  twelve  men  (counters  or  checkers) 
  which  are  moved  diagonally.  The  game  is  ended  when  either  of 
  the  players  has  lost  all  his  men,  or  can  not  move  them