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Definition of "chequer" [cheq•uer]

  • Variant of checker. (noun)
  • Variant of checker. (verb-transitive)

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 "chequer" in a sentence
  • "After half an hour of the heaviest cannonade ever known, Wellington's faithful troops were threatened by an avalanche of cavalry, and promptly fell into the "chequer" disposition previously arranged for the most exposed division, that of Alten."
  • "Alten's division so that it might readily fall into the "chequer" pattern, which proved so effective against the French horsemen."
  • "Next to taxes, what they seem to abhor the most is a spell chequer."