chequy

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English[edit]

Or, a fess chequy of three traits gules and argent.

Etymology[edit]

Archaic spelling of checky.

Adjective[edit]

chequy (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Chequered.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 821:
      Sometimes the Princess was seen conferring spiritedly with the Spongiatosta security details posted about the streets nearby, whose livery bore the ancient family arms, a sponge couchant on a field chequy with flames at the foot.