- divided into several rows of squares of two alternating tinctures: a fess checky, or and azure.
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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The quarterings are three stags' heads, and checky; and as the motto has puzzled wiser heads than mine, I beg leave to produce it.
- (usually postpositive) heraldry having squares of alternating tinctures or furs; checked
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