[ches-man, -muh n]
- any piece used in the game of chess.
Origin of chessman
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Examples from the Web for chessman
"I 'm off my play; I have not touched a chessman these three years," said Ogden, pettishly.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
"Don't talk to me that way, Barry," Chessman growled truculently.
The Tulans began dragging the snarling, cursing Chessman to the door.
And why I did not take my revenge on Chessman after he'd killed Reif.
Chessman assumed command of the men, growled brief instructions.
- any of the eight pieces and eight pawns used by each player in a game of chess
C17: back formation from chessmen, from Middle English chessemeyne chess company, from meynie, menye company, body of men, from Old French meyné
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