checkerboard

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A board on which chess and checkers are played, divided into 64 squares of two alternating colors.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A board divided into sixty-four small squares, thirty-two of one color and thirty-two of another, and arranged so that no two of the same color are side by side, on which checkers and chess are played. Also called draught-board, chess-board.
  • noun In American foot-ball, a term sometimes applied to the field of play. See gridiron.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A board with sixty-four squares of alternate color, used for playing checkers, chess, or draughts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
  • noun a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors

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Examples

  • "We know that the flashing checkerboard is a very salient stimulus for just the visual processing areas of the brain," she says.

    Boing Boing: February 15, 2004 - February 21, 2004 Archives

  • Because the land ownership was "checkerboard" - meaning the private property was interspersed with public parcels - its preservation will keep intact a much larger swath of the so-called Crown of the

    The Seattle Times

  • Because the land ownership was "checkerboard" - meaning the private property was interspersed with public parcels - its preservation will keep intact a much larger swath of the so-called Crown of the

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  • Because the land ownership was "checkerboard" - meaning the private property was interspersed with public parcels - its preservation will keep intact a much larger swath of the so-called Crown of the

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  • "If it resulted in the so-called checkerboard, that can't be optimal," Daniels said, adding that his preference is that the referendum be county by county, rather than township by township.

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  • "If it resulted in the so-called checkerboard, that can't be optimal," Daniels said, adding that his preference is that the referendum be county by county, rather than township by township.

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  • The new works are buttressed by several older pieces, from a 1962 untitled checkerboard canvas to

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  • But unlike the newer-generation 3D TVs we've seen from Samsung and Panasonic, the Mitsubishi 3D sets, which use DLP technology, require 3D to be sent to the TV in the "checkerboard" format, where left and right images are packed into a single frame in a grid-like pattern.

    New Mitsubishi rear-projection TVs have 3D, but require an adapter

  • But unlike the newer-generation 3D TVs we've seen from Samsung and Panasonic, the Mitsubishi 3D sets, which use DLP technology, require 3D to be sent to the TV in the "checkerboard" format, where left and right images are packed into a single frame in a grid-like pattern.

    New Mitsubishi rear-projection TVs have 3D, but require an adapter

  • Because the land ownership was "checkerboard" – meaning the private property was interspersed with public parcels – its preservation will keep intact a much larger swath of the so-called Crown of the Continent, a region anchored by Glacier National Park.

    Hansjorg Wyss: Swiss Billionaire Puts $35 Million Toward Conservation In Western Montana

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