chessboard

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

noun

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

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Origin of chessboard

1400–50; late Middle English. See chess1, board
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British Dictionary definitions for chessboard

chessboard
/ (ˈtʃɛsˌbɔːd) /

noun

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