checkered checkered  /ˈtʃɛ kərd/


  1. (adj) patterned with alternating squares of color
  2. (adj) marked by changeable fortune



  1. The main car carried Akishino and his wife, Princess Kiko, elegantly attired in a checkered gray suit.
  2. Dressed in jeans and a blue checkered shirt, Toscani is a big man with a square jaw who doesn't sit still, something of an even more hyper Jack Nicholson.
  3. If she seemed to display an earnest, almost haunted demeanor on court, it perhaps reflected her checkered childhood growing up in the pretty Ardennes village of Marloie.


  1. State Department has hired agents with criminal records, memo reveals

    WASHINGTON — The State Department has hired an alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process, a stunning memo obtained by The Post reveals. The background problems are severe enough that many of the roughly 2,000 agents in State’s Bureau of...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Anne Frank Diary Anniversary Marks The Day Holocaust Victim Received Autograph Book As A Birthday Present (PHOTO)

    On June 12, 1942, a teenaged girl received a red, checkered autograph book as a present for her 13th birthday. 71 years later, Anne Frank's diary has become one of the foremost accounts of the Holocaust, spawning countless novels and movies retelling her story.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  3. Busch, Keselowski to race rare tripleheader

    NASCAR fans are in for a treat when the summer tour heads to Kentucky later this month, as hard-nosed wheelmen and Kentucky Speedway's only two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winners, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski, will race head-to-head three times during the track's June 27-29 tripleheader weekend. They will compete for the checkered flags in the Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "I tell you what, this is pretty cool," Busch said. "I didn't know exactly what it would mean, but coming to the checkered flag, there were knots in my stomach. It's bigger than winning the Daytona 500. I said it wasn't going to be, but it...
    on Mar 1, 2009 By: Kyle Busch Source: USA Today

  2. "He could have gotten to our outside coming to the checkered," Busch said, "but there was no way he was going to get by."
    on Mar 7, 2010 By: Kurt Busch Source: USA Today

  3. "It was the coolest. It was like winning for the very first time," Gordon said. "Things have changed since I won a race ...... That's the first time I've ever carried a checkered flag in NASCAR. I used to do that in quarter-midgets when I was...
    on Apr 5, 2009 By: Jeff Gordon Source: ESPN

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