checker checker  /ˈtʃɛ kər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an attendant who checks coats or baggage
  2. (n) one who checks the correctness of something
  3. (n) one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers
  4. (v) mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
  5. (v) variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Since 1905 a foul blot has stained the national checker escutcheon.
  2. Washington Post fact checker: There are arguments on both sides about whether the Levin amendment ceded authority to the United Nations.
  3. The case for nationalizing Citigroup and Bank of America, and getting Robert Reich a fact checker.

News

  1. James Clapper’s ‘least untruthful’ statement to the Senate

    FACT CHECKER | The national intelligence chief said the NSA did not collect data on Americans but now says he was “too cute by half.”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. UFC Bantamweight Ranks: A Division in Disrepair

    Summer is here, the schedule is packed and the UFC has its foot on the gas pedal.  Big-name fights and star-studded cards checker the calendar, and the fight for position across all eight UFC divisions is about to heat up. Like no other time in recent history, nearly every weight class is packed with potential contenders. Even in divisions with dominant champions, such as Anderson Silva at ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Grassley’s D.C. Circuit workload claim should see closer review

    FACT CHECKER | Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) says the D.C. Circuit ranks last among appeals courts. We check his math.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Washington Post

Quotes

  1. "It was tough," Busch said. "You know, I've got to thank the fans who stuck it out on a Tuesday to see a green-white-checker (finish). We put it on for them here at the end, all the restarts, all of the guys on different strategy; it really...
    on Aug 22, 2004 By: Kurt Busch Source: Arizona Republic

  2. "To me, it's not about being fixed," Hartsburg said. "It's about me coming in with a program and getting the players to buy into it. A scorer's not just a scorer, he needs to do more. A checker's more than just a checker, he needs to do...
    on Jun 13, 2008 By: Craig Hartsburg Source: FOXNews

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