chequer

US checker

/ (ˈtʃɛkə) /

noun

any of the marbles, pegs, or other pieces used in the game of Chinese chequers
  1. a pattern consisting of squares of different colours, textures, or materials
  2. one of the squares in such a pattern

verb (tr)

to make irregular in colour or character; variegate
to mark off with alternating squares of colour

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Word Origin for chequer

C13: chessboard, from Anglo-French escheker, from eschec check
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