Definition of checkerboard in English:

checkerboard

noun

  • 1A board for playing checkers and certain other games, with a regular pattern of squares in alternating colors, typically black and white.

    • ‘It has tables with checkerboards, cards and other table games as well as two large sofas.’
    • ‘After supper I'll bring the checkerboard up and play you a few games.’
    • ‘The trail then leads to intricately textured white sandstone formations, contoured with thin layers and crosshatched by cracks that create a checkerboard pattern.’
    • ‘The Caribbean in 1700 was a chequerboard of competing empires: Spain retained some of the larger islands but others had passed to the French, the British, the Dutch, and the Danes.’
    • ‘The floor, walls, and ceiling were covered with a checkerboard pattern.’
    • ‘Alternate diagonals have been indented by a punch to make the classic chequerboard pattern.’
    • ‘Brenda gives all her birdhouses custom paint jobs and has done many styles, including polka dots, checkerboards, and floral patterns.’
    • ‘Even the floors and ceilings were different: the former was high and covered with stalactites, whereas the latter was no longer simply white marble but a checkerboard of black and white.’
    • ‘Based on the traditional 64-square checkerboard, the game appears simple.’
    • ‘As you look up at it, the inside of the roof looks like a checkerboard whose squares have been battered and then flown apart.’
    • ‘The doctor finishes his drink and gently sets the glass down on the coaster, staring at the little checkerboard pattern beneath it.’
    • ‘Stitch the strips together again, alternating black and white to create a checkerboard pattern.’
    • ‘Across Stirling you can see a chequerboard of more-or-less regular fields on the low ground, a landscape that is a recent creation.’
    • ‘The checkerboard pattern is a standard surface rendering option in 3D computer imaging software packages.’
    • ‘The floor was a checkerboard of black and white lino tiles.’
    • ‘Kaleidoscope Classic, a game based on traditional checkerboard, is all about mind and creativity.’
    • ‘It is certainly possible, for example, to use just two colors when setting square tiles in a checkerboard pattern.’
    • ‘The facade is divided into a set of nine slightly staggered panels, framed in relief and decorated in a checkerboard missing-brick pattern.’
    • ‘They were huge and brittle-looking, creating a chequerboard effect against the endless white of the sand.’
    • ‘Starting with a corner square, mark every other square with an X to create the checkerboard pattern.’
    1. 1.1 A pattern resembling a board for playing checkers and other games, with a regular pattern of squares in alternating colors.
      • ‘The pattern of squares laid out on the landscape was described as a checkerboard rather than merely a grid because different quantities were computed in the alternating black and white squares.’
      • ‘The classic use for black and white, of course, is in tiles, most often in a checkerboard pattern.’
      • ‘For example, it takes only two colors to fill in a checkerboard pattern.’
      • ‘The floor, walls, and ceiling were covered with a checkerboard pattern.’
      • ‘The table straddling the checkerboard floor and spiral carpet ties the differing patterns together.’
      • ‘Everyone trooped to the large pale green kitchen with a checkerboard floor.’
      • ‘Bossard says there are an almost unlimited number of patterns that can be cut into the turf - rows, diamonds, checkerboards, stars, numbers.’
      • ‘Seared tuna was cut wafer-thin and plated in an odd checkerboard pattern with diaphanous slivers of half-ripe mango.’
      • ‘I did it all on the machine and made a very simple checkerboard pattern.’
      • ‘It is certainly possible, for example, to use just two colors when setting square tiles in a checkerboard pattern.’
      • ‘She found herself speeding across the marble onto the checkerboard floor.’
      • ‘The soft-edge checkerboards from the early 1950s turned sharper over the course of the decade, and the 1960s paintings displayed a new interest in color relationships.’
      • ‘She utilizes a generic modernism made up of stock visual conventions: triangular vectors, multicolored bands, checkerboards.’
      • ‘The checkerboards of alternately horizontal and vertical stripes - lines that are also shapes - are not really gestural, as the paint is applied quite deliberately.’
      • ‘Brenda gives all her bird houses custom paint jobs and has done many styles, including polka dots, checkerboards, and floral patterns.’
      • ‘Where it had been, there was only the strange checkerboard pattern of the wall.’
      • ‘The doctor finishes his drink and gently sets the glass down on the coaster, staring at the little checkerboard pattern beneath it.’
      • ‘First are simple repetitive patterns, such as all white cells or all black cells, or alternation in stripes and checkerboards.’

Pronunciation:

checkerboard

/ˈCHekərˌbôrd/