One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A flag with a black-and-white checkered pattern, displayed to drivers at the end of a race.
- ‘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.’
- ‘How did you feel as you crossed 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.’
- ‘However, the order them remained unchanged to the chequered flag.’
- ‘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.’
take the checkered flag
Finish first in a race.‘Unser took the checkered flag four times this spring’
- ‘I was not exhausted at all when I took the chequered flag and I didn't sweat too much.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He took the checkered flag at this race one year ago.’
- ‘Apart from the birth of my two children, there's no better feeling than crossing the line and taking the chequered flag.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Those men have a sole agenda on race day: to take the checkered flag.’
checkered flag/ˈCHekərd flaɡ/
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