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ˈtʃɛk ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrdchecker·board

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. checkerboard, checker boardnoun

    a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors


  1. checkerboardnoun

    A pattern of squares of alternating colours.

  2. checkerboardnoun

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


  1. Checkerboard

    A checkerboard (American English) or chequerboard (British English; see spelling differences) is a board of checkered pattern on which checkers (also known as English draughts) is played. Most commonly, it consists of 64 squares (8×8) of alternating dark and light color, typically green and buff (official tournaments), black and red (consumer commercial), or black and white (printed diagrams). An 8×8 checkerboard is used to play many other games, including chess, whereby it is known as a chessboard. Other rectangular square-tiled boards are also often called checkerboards.


  1. checkerboard

    A checkerboard is a square board with 64 smaller squares (8x8) of alternating colors, usually black and white or red and black. It is used as a game board for games such as checkers and chess. In a broader sense, the term can also refer to any pattern that consists of alternating squares of two different colors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Checkerboardnoun

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


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of checkerboard in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of checkerboard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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