Definition of chequer:
delay, check up on, hold back, control, find out, learn, moderate, break, check out, stop, see, correspond, ascertain, mark, mark off, watch, agree, hold in, insure, gibe, curb, fit, condition, discipline, crack, check over, look into, retard, suss out, train, jibe, checker, hold, turn back, tick, tally, assure, match, tick off, see to it, arrest, check off, determine, go over, check into, check, ensure, contain.
Here he drew rein and began to traverse the bit of forest at a quiet amble, partly to rest Polly, and partly that he might more thoroughly enjoy the woodland scenery through the umbrageous canopy of which the sun was sending his slanting rays and covering the sward with a confused chequer- work of green and gold.- "Charlie to the Rescue", R.M. Ballantyne.
- "Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends", John Keats.
The French termination que, which is commonly retained in pique, antique, critique, opaque, oblique, burlesque, and grotesque, is equivalent to k; hence we write packet, lackey, checker, risk, mask, and mosk, rather than paquet, laquey, chequer, risque, masque, and mosque.- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.