Meaning of checkerboard

check•er•board

Pronunciation: (chek'ur-bôrd", -bōrd"), [key]
— 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 checkerboard.
—v.t.
  1. to arrange in or mark with a checkerboard pattern:Also called, a wall checkerboarded with black and white tiles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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