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chess·man

 (chĕs′măn′, -mən)
n.
One of the pieces used in playing chess.

chessman

(ˈtʃɛsˌmæn; -mən)
n, pl -men
(Chess & Draughts) 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]

chess•man

(ˈtʃɛsˌmæn, -mən)

n., pl. -men (-ˌmɛn, -mən)
any piece used in the game of chess.
[1275–1325; earlier chesse meyne]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chessman - any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chesschessman - 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
Translations

chessman

[ˈtʃesmæn] N (chessmen (pl)) → pieza f de ajedrez

chessman

[ˈtʃɛsmæn] npièce f (de jeu d'échecs)chess piece npièce f (de jeu d'échecs)

chessman

[ˈtʃɛsˌmæn] n (-men (pl)) → pezzo (degli scacchi)
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