Definition of chequerboard in English:


Line breaks: che¦quer|board
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɛkəbɔːd
(US checkerboard)


  • 1A board for playing checkers (draughts) and similar games, having a regular pattern of squares in alternating colours, typically black and white.
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    • 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 chequerboard.
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    • 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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