chess piece

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Noun1.chess piece - any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chesschess piece - any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess
bishop - (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
rook, castle - (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
king - (chess) the weakest but the most important piece
knight, horse - a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)
man, piece - game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
pawn - (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank
queen - (chess) the most powerful piece
chess set - checkerboard and a set of 32 pieces used to play chess
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