or chequ·y


adjective Heraldry.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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