checkerwork

noun

Definition of checkerwork

  1. 1 :  work with a checkered pattern :  work marked by checks :  checkered design a checkerwork of light and shadow

  2. 2 :  sequence of changing fortune :  vicissitude the checkerwork of our lives

  3. 3 :  a structure of firebrick (as in a regenerative furnace) built so that the bricks alternate with open spaces permitting the passage of gases which give heat to or receive heat from the firebrick

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