Sense: 1-3
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: CHECK2
Sense: 4
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: checker 'chessboard'; CHECK24


check‧er [countable]
1 American English someone who works at the checkout in a supermarket

spell/grammar checker

a computer program that checks whether the spelling of words or the grammar of a sentence is correct
3 someone who makes sure that something is written or done correctly


[uncountable] a game for two players using 12 flat round pieces each and a board with 64 squares, in which the purpose is to take the other player's pieces by jumping over them with your pieces [= draughts British English]

Dictionary results for "checker"
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.