a pile of loosely stacked bricks in the regenerator of a regenerative furnace.

Origin of checkerwork Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for checkerwork

Historical Examples of checkerwork

  • Five weaves are recognized by the Tinguian, but they are really variations of two—checkerwork and the diagonal or twilled.

    The Tinguian

    Fay-Cooper Cole

  • On his wise shoulders through the checkerwork of leaves the sun flung spangles, dancing coins.


    James Joyce

  • Masses of flue-dust had clogged the holes in the checkerwork and reduced its power for holding heat.


    Charles Rumford Walker

  • My first sensation, as I stepped off the ladder to the checkerwork inside the stove, was relief.


    Charles Rumford Walker

  • I learned on coming up that he was trying to tell me not to approach the combustion chamber adjoining the checkerwork.


    Charles Rumford Walker