[chek-er-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun Also called, British, draughtboard (for def 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.
a design resembling this: The garden was laid out in a checkerboard.
verb (used with object)
to arrange in or mark with a checkerboard pattern: a wall checkerboarded with black and white tiles.

1765–75; checker1 + board Unabridged
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checkerboard (ˈtʃɛkəˌbɔːd)
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): draughtboard a square board divided into 64 squares of alternating colours, used for playing checkers or chess

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Main Entry:  checkerboard
Part of Speech:  n
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Example sentences
Our logical thoughts dominate experience only as the parallels and meridians
  make a checkerboard of the sea.
Once in, he focused his eyes on an alternating checkerboard pattern projected
  onto a screen inside the tube.
The belly displays a vague checkerboard pattern of gray or brown on white or
Checkerboard and polka dot patterns are not imitated so exactly.
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