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chessman

[ ches-man, -muhn ]

noun

, plural chess·men [ches, -men, -m, uh, n].
  1. any piece used in the game of chess.


chessman

/ ˈtʃɛsˌmæn; -mən /

noun

  1. any of the eight pieces and eight pawns used by each player in a game of chess


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chessman1

1275–1325; Middle English; earlier chesse meyne, equivalent to chesse chess 1 + meyne household ( man, men by folk etymology) < Middle French mesniée < Latin mansiōn- (stem of mansiō ); mansion
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Word History and Origins

Origin of chessman1

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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Example Sentences

The Cham chessman is very similar to ours and the board has also sixty-four squares.

The apple was soon devoured, and the child returned to the chess board, and kidnapped another chessman.

He looked at Joe Chessman who stood stolidly to one side, gun still in hand.

Plekhanov made his way toward them, Joe Chessman at his right and a pace to the rear.

Chessman turned and it took a brief moment for the blankness in his eyes to fade into life.

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