What does the word checker mean?

Usage examples for checker

  1. It was a land of slow- winding streams and straight canals and flat fields, with here and there a clump of woods or a slight rise of ground, but for the most part level and monotonous, a checker- board landscape- stretching away until the eyes rested on the low hills beyond Ypres. – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  2. When yer last year's suit shrank and the squares got crooked ye looked like a damaged checker- board! – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock