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checky

or chequy

[chek-ee] /ˈtʃɛk i/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
divided into several rows of squares of two alternating tinctures:
a fess checky, or and azure.
Origin of checky
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English cheke(e) < Middle French escheque checked, chequered in pattern, past participle of eschequer, derivative of eschec check1
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checky

/ˈtʃɛkɪ/
adjective
1.
(usually postpositive) (heraldry) having squares of alternating tinctures or furs; checked
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