Pronunciation: (chek'ur-bôrd", -bōrd"),[key] —n. 1. a 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. to arrange in or mark with a checkerboard pattern: a wall checkerboarded with black and white tiles. Also called, Brit.,draughtboard(for def. 1).