In heraldry, when the field of any charge is composed of small squares of different tinctures, it is said to be 'checky.'
Related term(s): Heraldry; Charge (Heraldry); Field (Heraldry); Tincture; Ordinary; Base (Heraldry)
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 101.