Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A more recent spelling (in England) of checker.

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

  • Same as checker.

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

  • noun Alternative spelling of checker.
  • verb Alternative spelling of checker.

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

  • verb variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
  • verb mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
  • noun one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Alten's division so that it might readily fall into the "chequer" pattern, which proved so effective against the French horsemen.

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2 of 2)

  • After half an hour of the heaviest cannonade ever known, Wellington's faithful troops were threatened by an avalanche of cavalry, and promptly fell into the "chequer" disposition previously arranged for the most exposed division, that of Alten.

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2 of 2)

  • Next to taxes, what they seem to abhor the most is a spell chequer.

    Think Progress » Cincinnati Tea Party: Fox Isn’t Telling The Truth About The Hannity Broadcast

  • Summer: in the south west of France for the May half term; at the uplifting madness that was the Secret Garden Festival please note my boyfriend's chequer board haircut which seemed like an inspired idea after a few cocktails; driving up the M11 and being dazzled by the fields of rapeseed coming into bloom; in Cumbria for our summer holidays, bird spotting with the binoculars.

    Where I was 2008

  • Summer: in the south west of France for the May half term; at the uplifting madness that was the Secret Garden Festival please note my boyfriend's chequer board haircut which seemed like an inspired idea after a few cocktails; driving up the M11 and being dazzled by the fields of rapeseed coming into bloom; in Cumbria for our summer holidays, bird spotting with the binoculars.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Lucien was living from hand to mouth, spending his money as fast as he made it, like many another journalist; nor did he give so much as a thought to those periodically recurrent days of reckoning which chequer the life of the bohemian in Paris so sadly.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • He perceived they were entering the great theatre of his first appearance, the great theatre he had last seen as a chequer-work of glare and blackness in his flight from the red police.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • My chequer tolled me sew. posted by Heo at 6:27 AM

    Friday (-ish) Poetry Blogging: 100th Post Edition

  • My chequer tolled me sew. posted by Heo at 6:27 AM

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • This comfort surely is owing to me; for if life is no worse than chequer-work, I must now have a little white to come, having seen nothing but black, all unchequered dismal black, for a great, great while.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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  • Dew knot trussed yore spell chequer two fined awl miss takes.

    August 11, 2012