Definition of 'chequer'
Example sentences containing 'chequer'
We had a very chequered family life.Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Sun (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
His involvement in rescuing struggling lenders comes in spite of his chequered record during the credit crunch.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2013) The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Mercedes has a chequered history when it comes to partnerships.The Sun (2013) The Sun (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The civilian employer with a member of the royal family on its payroll has a chequered safety record.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But there are some superstitious folks who might be put off buying a dream home because it has a chequered past.The Sun (2012)
His personal life has been chequered.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The family had a chequered past.Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
His club said that it would take disciplinary action against the player, who already has a chequered record.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Some individuals are pure white, but with a chequered pattern showing faintly through if they are held up to the light.Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
This is also another name for the tree, and comes from the way in which its bark flakes off, leaving a chequered pattern on the trunk.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'chequer'
View usage over:
Definition of chequer from the Collins English Dictionary
Protect yourself from online fraud
What to look out for to stay one step ahead of scammers
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' in the run-up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.