Chessboard
Chessboard Chess"board`, n. The board used in the game of chess, having eight rows of alternate light and dark squares, eight in each row. See {Checkerboard}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The chessboard and the checkerboard are alike. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chessboard — ► NOUN ▪ a square board divided into sixty four alternating dark and light squares, used for playing chess or draughts …   English terms dictionary

  • chessboard — [ches′bôrd΄] n. a square board with 64 squares of two alternating colors, used in chess and checkers …   English World dictionary

  • Chessboard — a b c d e f g h …   Wikipedia

  • chessboard — UK [ˈtʃesˌbɔː(r)d] / US [ˈtʃesˌbɔrd] noun [countable] Word forms chessboard : singular chessboard plural chessboards a square board used for playing chess …   English dictionary

  • chessboard — [[t]tʃe̱sbɔː(r)d[/t]] chessboards N COUNT A chessboard is a square board with 64 black and white squares that is used for playing chess …   English dictionary

  • chessboard — noun Date: 15th century a checkerboard used in the game of chess …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chessboard — /ches bawrd , bohrd /, n. the board, identical with a checkerboard, used for playing chess. [1400 50; late ME. See CHESS1, BOARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • chessboard — noun The square board used in the game of chess, subdivided into eight rows of eight squares each, the squares in each row and column being of alternating colours …   Wiktionary

  • chessboard — chess|board [ˈtʃesbo:d US bo:rd] n a square board with 64 black and white squares, on which you play chess …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chessboard — chess|board [ tʃes,bɔrd ] noun count a square board used for playing chess …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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