Draughts Draughts, n. pl. A game, now more commonly called {checkers}. See {Checkers}. [1913 Webster]

Note: {Polish draughts} is sometimes played with 40 pieces on a board divided into 100 squares. --Am. Cyc. [1913 Webster]

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