[ chek-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɛk i /
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 escheccheck1
Words nearby checky
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Example sentences from the Web for checky
The quarterings are three stags' heads, and checky; and as the motto has puzzled wiser heads than mine, I beg leave to produce it.
British Dictionary definitions for checky
/ (ˈtʃɛkɪ) /
(usually postpositive) heraldry having squares of alternating tinctures or furs; checked
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