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checkered

adjective
     
Related topics: Shapes, Patterns
checkā€§ered also chequered British English
1CF having a pattern made up of squares of two different colours:
a red and white checkered tablecloth
a checkered marble floor
2

have a checkered history/career/past etc

to have had periods of failure as well as successful times in your past:
This is an unusual building with a checkered history.

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