One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A flag with a black-and-white chequered pattern, displayed to drivers at the end of a race.
- ‘He won pole position with a blistering qualifying time and controlled the race leading from the green light to the chequered flag, registering the race's fastest lap in the process.’
- ‘The eventful race which followed concluded with the team crossing the line 4th in class at the chequered flag and thus securing valuable points in the championship.’
- ‘However, the order them remained unchanged to the chequered flag.’
- ‘Even though our drivers did not score any points in the race, we decided to pass the chequered flag out of respect for the spirit of the new rules.’
- ‘How did you feel as you crossed the chequered flag?’
take the chequered flag
Finish first in a race.‘defending champion Lyons went on to take the chequered flag’
- ‘He took the checkered flag at this race one year ago.’
- ‘Despite that, though, I'm pleased with the result, and pleased for the team that both cars took the chequered flag today.’
- ‘He started on pole in both the races and took the chequered flag with comfort.’
- ‘Apart from the birth of my two children, there's no better feeling than crossing the line and taking the chequered flag.’
- ‘For the remaining six laps, it was a case of consolidation and a very relieved Carroll took the chequered flag in fourth place.’
- ‘I'm upset that I wasn't able to finish the race and take the chequered flag today.’
- ‘Tom took the chequered flag in eighth place, gaining three points in the championship plus an extra point for leading the race.’
- ‘However, both drivers were able to take the chequered flag in the 67-lap race.’
- ‘I was not exhausted at all when I took the chequered flag and I didn't sweat too much.’
- ‘Those men have a sole agenda on race day: to take the checkered flag.’
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