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checkers (pl. but used with a sing. verb) a game played by two persons, each having twelve disks to be moved over a board divided into sixty-four squares of two alternating colors.
check in to register at a hotel, conference, or the like, or to give official confirmation of one's intention to travel imminently. [2 definitions]
check-in the act or an instance of registering, as at a hotel.
checking account a deposit in a bank, credit union, or the like, against which checks may be written by the depositor. (Cf. savings account.)
checkless combined form of check.
checklist a thorough or complete list of items compiled for checking or other reference purposes.
check mark a mark () placed next to an item to indicate correctness, completion, choice, or other kinds of verification.
checkmate in the game of chess, a winning maneuver in which the opponent's king piece is brought under direct attack and from which escape is not possible. [3 definitions]
checkoff a system of collecting union dues by deducting the amount due from the employee's paycheck.
check off to make a mark next to things on a list that are already correct, completed, or not needed anymore.
checkout the act of checking out of a hotel room. [4 definitions]
check out to pay for items in a supermarket or other large store, often by waiting in one of the lines. [5 definitions]
checkpoint a place where something is halted for inspection, esp. a border station where the documents or vehicles of travelers are inspected.
checkrein a short rein hooked on to a horse's saddle or harness, or to another horse in a team, preventing the horse from lowering or tossing its head.
checkroom a place where coats, baggage, and the like may be temporarily stored.
checks and balances a governmental mechanism of self-regulation provided for in the U.S. and other constitutions, by which the powers of each branch of government are limited by powers vested in another branch of government.
checkup an examination of a person or thing to discover if there are any problems
check up on to look at or seek information about (someone or something) in order to find out if they are all right or if they getting into any trouble.
cheddar (sometimes cap.) a smooth hard cheese that varies in taste from mild to very sharp.
cheek the side of the face between the jaw and the eye. [3 definitions]
cheekbone the bone just below the eye.