[chek-er-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈtʃɛk ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/

noun, Also called, British, (for def 1).
a marked off into 64 squares of two alternating colors, arranged in eight vertical and eight horizontal rows, on which or chess is played.
a design resembling this:
The garden was laid out in a checkerboard.
verb (used with object)
to arrange in or mark with a checkerboard pattern:
a wall checkerboarded with black and white tiles.
(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

See Punnett square


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