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chequy

[chek-ee] /ˈtʃɛk i/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.

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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Examples from the Web for chequy
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  • It gives the coat of arms as, chequy or and azure, a chevron ermine.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • The antient Earls of Warren and Surrey bore ‘chequy, or and azure.’

    The Curiosities of Heraldry Mark Antony Lower
  • Only the eldest sons bore the Chevron chequy, the rest of the family bore the Beauchamp crosses crosslet.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • Whereas the old earles of Warwicke bare chequy or and azure, a cheueron ermin, many thereabout tooke ermine and chequy.

    The Curiosities of Heraldry Mark Antony Lower
  • The shield used by the town of Halifax has the canting "Holy Face" upon a chequy field.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • The mantling of the Princes and Dukes of Mirandola was chequy argent and azure, lined with ermine.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
British Dictionary definitions for chequy

checky

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