AskDefine | Define checker

Dictionary Definition



1 an attendant who checks coats or baggage
2 one who checks the correctness of something
3 one of the flat round pieces used in playing checkers


1 mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on [syn: check, chequer]
2 variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns [syn: chequer]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. One who checks something.
  2. The clerk who tallies cost of purchases and accepts payment.
    ''There was a long line at the grocery store because the checker was so slow.
  3. A playing piece in the game of checkers (British: draughts).


One who checks something
The clerk who tallies cost of purchases and accepts payment
A playing piece in the game of checkers

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Checker may refer to:
  • Checker Motors Corporation, an automotive industry subcontractor that was once the builder of the iconic Checker taxicab and the Superba and Marathon automobiles.
  • Checker Taxi, a livery company (taxi service) founded by Morris Markin, that used Checker Taxi Cabs.
  • Checker Records, a record label
  • the action which produces checkering, a surface applied to wooden gunstocks to provide a non-slip grip (see Gunsmith).
checker in German: Checker Cab
checker in Dutch: Checker
checker in Japanese: チェッカー・マラソン

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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