[ chek-er-wurk ]

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

Origin of checkerwork


Words Nearby checkerwork Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use checkerwork in a sentence

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

    Ulysses | James Joyce
  • Twelve enormous masses of metallic checkerwork, covered with wide cooling fins, almost filled the vast hall.

    Spacehounds of IPC | Edward Elmer Smith
  • 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
  • Masses of flue-dust had clogged the holes in the checkerwork and reduced its power for holding heat.

    Steel | Charles Rumford Walker
  • My first sensation, as I stepped off the ladder to the checkerwork inside the stove, was relief.

    Steel | Charles Rumford Walker