Definitions for checkerboardˈtʃɛk ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

check•er•boardˈtʃɛk ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd(n.)

  1. a board marked into 64 squares of two alternating colors, arranged in eight vertical and eight horizontal rows, on which checkers or chess is played.

    Category: Checkers and Chess, Games

  2. a design resembling this.

  3. (v.t.)to arrange in or mark with a checkerboard pattern.

Origin of checkerboard:

1765–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. checkerboard, checker board(noun)

    a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors

Wiktionary

  1. checkerboard(Noun)

    A pattern of squares of alternating colours.

  2. checkerboard(Noun)

    A board, usually square, covered with such a pattern; especially such a board with 64 squares, used to play chess and draughts / checkers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Checkerboard(noun)

    a board with sixty-four squares of alternate color, used for playing checkers or draughts

Freebase

  1. Checkerboard

    A checkerboard or chequerboard is a board of chequered pattern on which English draughts is played. It is an 8×8 board and the 64 squares are of alternating dark and light color, often red and black. The term checkerboard is also used to denote any rectangular square-tiled board. In this sense it refers not to a physical board as such but to the mathematical abstraction of such a board. The adjective chequered refers to the pattern shown in many locations, such as the checkered flag used to signify the end of a vehicle race or the livery on some emergency service vehicles. However when this pattern is used on such vehicles, in certain countries, it is called a Sillitoe Tartan. The checkerboard is also closely associated with national symbols of the nation of Croatia. The checkerboard pattern is often associated with the Ska music genre, for breaking the racial barrier between black and whites at the time. A checkerboard marking painted on a hilltop was used as visual guidance on Hong Kong's old Kai Tak Airport. Many taxicabs also use a checkerboard pattern.

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