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A flag with a black-and-white checkered pattern, displayed to drivers as they finish a race.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘How did you feel as you crossed the chequered flag?’
- ‘However, the order them remained unchanged to the chequered flag.’
checkered flag/ˈCHekərd flaɡ/
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