draughts

[ UK /dɹˈɑːfts/ ]
[ US /ˈdɹæfts/ ]
NOUN
  1. a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces
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How To Use draughts In A Sentence

  • In their houses, they play much at that most ingenious game which we call chess, or else at draughts. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 09 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
  • Since draughtsmanship was the foundation of all his art, engravings, etchings, lithographs, linocuts, and drawings poured from him in astonishing quantity and quality.
  • For the next four years Mr. Etaix worked for Tati as a draughtsman, gagman and ultimately as an assistant director on "My Uncle. Still Clowning Around
  • Last week for a small and rare show of drawings by one of the greatest draughtsmen. Times, Sunday Times
  • The paintings reveal Terry's skill as a draughtsman and colourist.
  • This game is superior in complexity to English draughts by virtue of the fact that it is played on a board ten squares by ten squares and that capturing moves have an extended scope.
  • I have called draughtsmanship of this quality an inheritance -- I might have called it perhaps with better propriety a monument. First and Last
  • The sides of the kibitka are invariably made from chii, woven to protect the kibitka from dust and the fire from strong draughts, while letting in fresh air and some light.
  • She told how he had given up his lucrative career as a design draughtsman to ‘do the job he loved’.
  • After leaving school he trained in Leven as an engineering draughtsman, then spent his National Service with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Aldershot.
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