An examination to test or ascertain accuracy, quality, or satisfactory condition. A stopping or slowing of progress. A move by which a piece or pawn directly attacks the opponent's king. If the defending player cannot counter the attack, the king is checkmated. The bill in a restaurant. A crack or flaw in timber. A written order to a bank to pay a stated sum from the drawer's account. A pattern of small squares. Examine (something) in order to determine its accuracy, quality, or condition, or to detect the presence of something. Stop or slow down the progress of (something undesirable). Move a piece or pawn so that (the opposing king) is under attack. (in poker) choose not to make a bet when called upon, allowing the action to move to another player. Having a pattern of small squares. Expressing assent or agreement. Used by a chess player to announce that the opponent's king has been placed in check.