noun Date: 1775 1. a board used in various games (as checkers) with usually 64 squares in 2 alternating colors 2. something that has a pattern or arrangement like a checkerboard

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  • checkerboard — [chek′ərbôrd΄] n. a square board with 64 squares of two alternating colors, used in checkers and chess …   English World dictionary

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  • checkerboard — /chek euhr bawrd , bohrd /, n. 1. a board marked off into 64 squares of two alternating colors, arranged in eight vertical and eight horizontal rows, on which checkers or chess is played. 2. a design resembling this: The garden was laid out in a… …   Universalium

  • checkerboard — [[t]tʃe̱kə(r)bɔː(r)d[/t]] checkerboards (in BRIT, also use chequerboard) 1) N COUNT A checkerboard is a square board with 64 black and white squares that is used for playing checkers or chess. [AM] (in BRIT, use , chessboard) 2) ADJ: ADJ n A… …   English dictionary

  • checkerboard — UK [ˈtʃekə(r)ˌbɔː(r)d] / US [ˈtʃekərˌbɔrd] noun [countable] Word forms checkerboard : singular checkerboard plural checkerboards American a draughtboard …   English dictionary

  • checkerboard — check|er|board1 [ tʃekər,bɔrd ] noun count AMERICAN a special board used for playing the game of checkers, which has 64 black and white squares of equal size. British draughtboard checkerboard check|er|board 2 [ tʃekər,bɔrd ] adjective AMERICAN… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • checkerboard — check•er•board [[t]ˈtʃɛk ərˌbɔrd, ˌboʊrd[/t]] n. 1) chs gam 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 2) a design resembling this 3) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • checkerboard — skleidimas šachmatų langeliais statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis ↑Skaidrių keitimo efektas, kai ↑skaidrė skleidžiama šachmatų langeliais gulsčiai arba stačiai. atitikmenys: angl. checkerboard ryšiai: dar žiūrėk – skaidrė dar žiūrėk –… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • checkerboard — noun a) A pattern of squares of alternating colours. b) A board, usually square, covered with such a pattern; especially such a board with 64 squares, used to play chess and draughts / checkers …   Wiktionary

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