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Definition of "checkerboard" [check•er•board]

  • A board on which chess and checkers are played, divided into 64 squares of two alternating colors. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "checkerboard" in a sentence
  • ""We know that the flashing checkerboard is a very salient stimulus for just the visual processing areas of the brain," she says."
  • "Because the land ownership was "checkerboard" - meaning the private property was interspersed with public parcels - its preservation will keep intact a much larger swath of the so-called Crown of the"
  • ""If it resulted in the so-called checkerboard, that can't be optimal," Daniels said, adding that his preference is that the referendum be county by county, rather than township by township."