Meaning of CHECKERED in English

CHECKERED

check ‧ ered BrE AmE ( also chequered British English ) /ˈtʃekəd $ -ərd/ adjective

1 . 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.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.