- 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
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Examples from the Web for chequy
It gives the coat of arms as, Chequy or and azure, a chevron ermine.
The antient Earls of Warren and Surrey bore ‘chequy, or and azure.’
Only the eldest sons bore the Chevron chequy, the rest of the family bore the Beauchamp crosses crosslet.
Whereas the old earles of Warwicke bare chequy or and azure, a cheueron ermin, many thereabout tooke ermine and chequy.
The shield used by the town of Halifax has the canting "Holy Face" upon a chequy field.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
- (usually postpositive) heraldry having squares of alternating tinctures or furs; checked
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