WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
check•er•board /ˈtʃɛkɚˌbɔrd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Chess, Gamesa board marked into 64 squares of two colors, in eight vertical and eight horizontal rows, on which checkers or chess is played.
  2. a design resembling this.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
check•er•board  (chekər bôrd′, -bōrd′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Chessa 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:a wall checkerboarded with black and white tiles.Also called,[Brit.,] draughtboard (for def. 1).
  • checker1 + board 1765–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

checkerboard /ˈtʃɛkəˌbɔːd/ n
  1. US Canadian a square board divided into 64 squares of alternating colours, used for playing checkers or chess
    Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): draughtboard



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