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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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I never see it played without thinking of Tara of Helium and what befell her among the chessmen of Barsoom.
I followed them rather sulkily to the table at which Strickland always sat, and he called for the board and the chessmen.
Boris, in the accurate way characteristic of him, was building a little pyramid of chessmen with his delicate white fingers while awaiting Berg's move, and watched his opponent's face, evidently thinking about the game as he always thought only of whatever he was engaged on.
Boris rose to meet Rostov, but in doing so did not omit to steady and replace some chessmen that were falling.
They don't keep this room so tidy as the other,' Alice thought to herself, as she noticed several of the chessmen down in the hearth among the cinders: but in another moment, with a little
All this Alleyne examined with curious eyes; but most interesting of all to him was a small ebony table at his very side, on which, by the side of a chess-board and the scattered chessmen, there lay an open manuscript written in a right clerkly hand, and set forth with brave flourishes and devices along the margins.
Aghast, he dropped the manuscript among the chessmen and stared in bewilderment round the room.
The box was full of treasures--curios that John Pendleton had picked up in years of travel--and concerning each there was some entertaining story, whether it were a set of exquisitely carved chessmen from China, or a little jade idol from India.
It certainly was, for, having examined the shells, the busy tot laid hold of everything she could find, and continued her researches till Archie caught her sucking his carved ivory chessmen to see if they were not barley sugar.
Supper being over chessmen were brought, and the Sultan signed to me to know if I would play with him.
Will could not like to leave his own chessmen in the heat of a game; and any candidate on the right side, even if his brain and marrow had been as soft as was consistent with a gentlemanly bearing, might help to turn a majority.
It has given a home to some of the Lewis chessmen which used to be in London, and it is glitzy and splendid and all.