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

1400–50; late Middle English. See chess1, board Unabridged
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chessboard (ˈtʃɛsˌbɔːd)
a square board divided into 64 squares of two alternating colours, used for playing chess or draughts

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Example sentences
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
The focal point is an oversized chessboard with giant game pieces.
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