Definition of checkerboard
1 : a board used in various games (such as checkers) with usually 64 squares in 2 alternating colors
2 : something that has a pattern or arrangement like a checkerboard
Examples of checkerboard in a sentence
The fields formed a checkerboard of light and dark squares.
First Known Use of checkerboard
CHECKERBOARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of checkerboard for English Language Learners
: a board that is marked with squares of two different colors (such as white and black) and that is used in various games (such as checkers)
: something that has a pattern or arrangement of squares that looks like a checkerboard
CHECKERBOARD Defined for Kids
Definition of checkerboard for Students
: a board marked with 64 squares in two colors and used for games (as checkers)
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up checkerboard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).