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Adjective: chequered  che-ku(r)d
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: checkered)
  1. Patterned with alternating squares of colour
    - checked, checkered [N. Amer]
     
  2. Marked by changeable fortune
    "a chequered business career";
    - checkered [N. Amer]
Verb: chequer  che-ku(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: checker)
  1. Mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
    - check [N. Amer], checker [N. Amer]
     
  2. Variegate with different colours, shades, or patterns
    - checker [N. Amer]

See also: changeable, changeful, patterned

Type of: draw, motley, variegate, vary

Encyclopedia: Chequer