Definition of checkerboard in English:

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checkerboard

Pronunciation: /ˈCHekərˌbôrd/

noun

1A board for playing checkers and certain other games, with a regular pattern of squares in alternating colors, typically black and white.
Example sentences
  • Stitch the strips together again, alternating black and white to create a checkerboard pattern.
  • Even the floors and ceilings were different: the former was high and covered with stalactites, whereas the latter was no longer simply white marble but a checkerboard of black and white.
  • The floor was a checkerboard of black and white lino tiles.
1.1A pattern resembling a board for playing checkers and other games, with a regular pattern of squares in alternating colors.
Example sentences
  • Brenda gives all her bird houses custom paint jobs and has done many styles, including polka dots, checkerboards, and floral patterns.
  • Seared tuna was cut wafer-thin and plated in an odd checkerboard pattern with diaphanous slivers of half-ripe mango.
  • The doctor finishes his drink and gently sets the glass down on the coaster, staring at the little checkerboard pattern beneath it.

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Syllabification: check·er·board

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