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or chequ·y

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adjective Heraldry.
  1. divided into several rows of squares of two alternating tinctures: a fess checky, or and azure.
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Origin of checky

1400–50; late Middle English cheke(e) < Middle French escheque checked, chequered in pattern, past participle of eschequer, derivative of eschec check1
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Related Words

motley, spotted, diversified, variegated, quilted, mutable, patchwork, plaid, checky

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Historical Examples

  • The quarterings are three stags' heads, and checky; and as the motto has puzzled wiser heads than mine, I beg leave to produce it.

    Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 128, April 10, 1852


British Dictionary definitions for checky


  1. (usually postpositive) heraldry having squares of alternating tinctures or furs; checked
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