chessboard

[ ches-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈtʃɛsˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun

the board, identical with a checkerboard, used for playing chess.

Nearby words

  1. chesnutt, charles waddell,
  2. chess,
  3. chess clock,
  4. chess pie,
  5. chess-board,
  6. chessboxing,
  7. chessel,
  8. chessman,
  9. chessmen,
  10. chesspiece

Origin of chessboard

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

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British Dictionary definitions for chess-board

chessboard

/ (ˈtʃɛsˌbɔːd) /

noun

a square board divided into 64 squares of two alternating colours, used for playing chess or draughts
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Word Origin and History for chess-board

chess-board

n.

mid-15c., from chess + board (n.1).

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