checkerboard

noun check·er·board \ -ˌbȯrd \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

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

  1. The fields formed a checkerboard of light and dark squares.

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First Known Use of checkerboard

1775


CHECKERBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

checkerboard

noun

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

checkerboard

noun check·er·board \ ˈche-kər-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of checkerboard for Students

: a board marked with 64 squares in two colors and used for games (as checkers)


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