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check·er·board

 (chĕk′ər-bôrd′)
n.
1. A board on which chess and checkers are played, divided into 64 squares of two alternating colors.
2. A pattern resembling the alternating squares of such a board.

checkerboard

(ˈtʃɛkəˌbɔːd)
n
(Chess & Draughts) US and 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

check•er•board

(ˈtʃɛk ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
1. a board marked 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.
v.t.
3. to arrange in or mark with a checkerboard pattern.
[1765–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.checkerboard - a board having 64 squares of two alternating colorscheckerboard - a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
checkers, draughts - a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
gameboard, board - a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; "he got out the board and set up the pieces"
chess board, chessboard - a checkerboard used to play chess
square - any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles; "a checkerboard has 64 squares"
diagonal - an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard; "the bishop moves on the diagonals"
Translations

checkerboard

[ˈtʃekəbɔːd] N (US) → tablero m de damas

checkerboard

[ˈtʃɛkərbɔːrd]
n (US) (for chess)échiquier m; (for checkers)damier m
adj [pattern] → à damier

checkerboard

n (US) → Damebrett nt; (= chessboard)Schachbrett nt

checkerboard

[ˈtʃɛkəˌbɔːd] n (Am) → scacchiera
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