Dictionary.com

checkerboard

[ chek-er-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈtʃɛk ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
Save This Word!

noun Also called, British, draughtboard (for def. 1).
a board marked off into 64 squares of two alternating colors, arranged in eight vertical and eight horizontal rows, on which checkers or chess is played.
a design resembling this: The garden was laid out in a checkerboard.
verb (used with object)
to arrange in or mark with a checkerboard pattern: a wall checkerboarded with black and white tiles.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of checkerboard

First recorded in 1765–75; checker1 + board
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use checkerboard in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for checkerboard

checkerboard
/ (ˈtʃɛkəˌbɔːd) /

noun
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK