checkerwork

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Etymology[edit]

checker +‎ work

Noun[edit]

checkerwork (countable and uncountable, plural checkerworks)

  1. Work consisting of or showing checkers, varied alternately by colour or material.
  2. (figuratively) Any aggregate of varied vicissitudes.
    How strange a checkerwork of Providence is the life of man. — De Foe.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.