World English Dictionary
chequer or (US) checker (ˈtʃɛkə)
1.  any of the marbles, pegs, or other pieces used in the game of Chinese chequers
2.  a.  a pattern consisting of squares of different colours, textures, or materials
 b.  one of the squares in such a pattern
3.  to make irregular in colour or character; variegate
4.  to mark off with alternating squares of colour
[C13: chessboard, from Anglo-French escheker, from escheccheck]
checker or (US) checker
[C13: chessboard, from Anglo-French escheker, from escheccheck]

chequers (ˈtʃɛkəz)
(functioning as singular) another name for draughts

Chequers (ˈtʃɛkəz)
an estate and country house in S England, in central Buckinghamshire: the official country residence of the British prime minister

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Example sentences for chequers
Despite predictions to the contrary, the browns have fallen in love with chequers.
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