chess-board

chessboard

[ches-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun
the board, identical with a checkerboard, used for playing chess.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English. See chess1, board

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chessboard (ˈtʃɛsˌbɔːd)
 
n
a square board divided into 64 squares of two alternating colours, used for playing chess or draughts

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