- to arrange in or mark with a checkerboard pattern: a wall checkerboarded with black and white tiles.
Origin of checkerboard
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Examples from the Web for checkerboard
While it preserves a checkerboard of forest, the result on wildlife is devastating.Our Trip to The Climate War's Ground Zero
September 19, 2014
I remember this pair of Capri pants, the backs were checkerboard and the fronts were black.Kate Bosworth Is Back and Crazy in Love
November 5, 2013
"The same," says Montague, waving the starboard extension of the checkerboard.
The checkerboard feller was standing up when we opened the door.
Checkerboard patterns of brown and green grew larger and larger.High Adventure
James Norman Hall
It was lined off as precisely as a checkerboard, with counters, drawers, compartments.The Last Place on Earth
James Judson Harmon
There is nothing of the checkerboard about it; the orderliness of a chess game is lacking.The Glory of The Coming
Irvin S. Cobb
- US and Canadian a square board divided into 64 squares of alternating colours, used for playing checkers or chessAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): draughtboard
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