- Also called, British, draughts.(used with a singular verb) a game played by two persons, each with 12 playing pieces, on a checkerboard.
- (in a regenerative furnace) loosely stacked brickwork through which furnace gases and incoming air are passed in turn, so that the heat of the exhaust is absorbed and later transferred to the incoming air.
verb (used with object)
Words nearby checker
Examples from the Web for chequer
No man ever will unfold the capacities of his own intellect who does not at least chequer his life with solitude.
Here we find dark brownish-red ironstone built into the wall in a way which reminds one of bands of chequer work.English Coast Defences|George Clinch
The enemy kept well out of sight, and few events occurred to chequer the monotony.Under the Dragon Flag|James Allan
Thus terminated this affair: one of those little accidents which chequer missionary life in Spain.The Bible in Spain - Vol. 2 [of 2]|George Borrow
So I away to the 'Chequer, and thence to an alehouse, and found Mr. Falconbridge, and agreed for his kinswoman to come to me.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
British Dictionary definitions for chequer (1 of 3)
- a pattern consisting of squares of different colours, textures, or materials
- one of the squares in such a pattern