- 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 chequered
The chequered life of Clarissa Dickson Wright, the larger of the two stars on the eccentric cooking show Two Fat Ladies.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’|The Telegraph|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Short and chequered and full of trouble as was his life, it is amazing what an immense amount of literary work he accomplished.Roman Mosaics|Hugh Macmillan
But even the faults which chequered his character told for him with the middle classes.History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)|John Richard Green
They are unconsciously tinged and imbued with its picturesque and chequered incident, as was the great singer of Israel.Mexico|Charles Reginald Enock