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[ches-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈtʃɛsˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
the board, identical with a checkerboard, used for playing chess.
Origin of chessboard
1400-50; late Middle English. See chess1, board Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chessboard
  • His chessboard has a robotic arm that moves the pieces as it plays against him.
  • Finally he agreed, and a chessboard was set upon the desk.
  • In the other, players make their moves with mouse clicks on an empty chessboard monitor.
  • There, on the chessboard-patterned floor tiles, water will wash the blood away quite soon.
  • The focal point is an oversized chessboard with giant game pieces.
  • Move those points around on a chessboard however you want, but those are the parameters with which you have to work.
  • The floor was laid off in the regulation squares of the chessboard, in red and white col ors.
British Dictionary definitions for chessboard


a square board divided into 64 squares of two alternating colours, used for playing chess or draughts
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