noun Also called, British, draughtboard (for def 1).
verb (used with object)
- checked swing,
- checkered career,
- checkered flag,
- checkered lily,
Origin of checkerboard
Examples from the Web for checkerboard
While it preserves a checkerboard of forest, the result on wildlife is devastating.
The same, says Montague, wavin the starboard extension of the checkerboard.
It is a town laid out on the checkerboard plan, and like all Spanish-American towns has a plaza or public square.The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn|John R. Spears
Far below, hugging the winding river, lies little Innsbruck, with its checkerboard parks and Christmas garden villas.A Book of Burlesques|H. L. Mencken
There were hills, valleys, a checkerboard of green and tan that might be cultivated ground, a river.Beyond The Thunder|H. B. Hickey
The scene looked like a Titanic checkerboard, with its squares accurately marked off by the various farms that dotted the land.Girl Scouts in the Rockies|Lillian Elizabeth Roy