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checkered flag in Other sports topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcheckered flagˌcheckered ˈflag (also chequered flag British English) noun [countable]  DSOa flag covered with black and white squares that is waved at the end of a motor race
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checkered flagPeter waved Earnhardt into heaven with a checkered flag...Labonte spun out as he took the checkered flag, still the winner but battered and bruised by Earnhardt's persistence.Carelli, winless since mid-June of last year, lost a five-second lead with the checkered flag in sight.