Pronunciation: (chek'ur-bôrd", -bōrd"), [key]
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.
to arrange in or mark with a checkerboard pattern: a wall checkerboarded with black and white tiles. Also called, Brit., draughtboard (for def. 1).
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