checky

or chequ·y

[chek-ee]

adjective Heraldry.

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

Nearby words

  1. checks and balances,
  2. checkup,
  3. checkweigher,
  4. checkweighman,
  5. checkwriter,
  6. cheddar,
  7. cheddar pink,
  8. cheddite,
  9. cheder,
  10. chee-chee

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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checky

adjective

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