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1 Pattern involving the division of a surface into equal squares (chequers) treated alternately in different ways, such as in colour or texture: it is commonly found in tile or stone pavements resembling a chessboard and called chequer-work.

2 Type of diaper-work in which the compartments are all square, as in late-Romanesque and Gothic surface-carving.

Subjects: Architecture.


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