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A Japanese game similar to chess that is played on a board with 81 squares, each player having 20 pieces.

[Japanese shōgi : Japanese shō, commander-in-chief, chief chess piece (from Middle Chinese tsiaŋ`, general; also the source of Mandarin jiàng) + Japanese ki, chess (from Middle Chinese kɦi; also the source of Mandarin).]


(Chess & Draughts) a Japanese board game similar to chess
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Noun1.shogi - a form of chess played on a board of 81 squares; each player has 20 pieces
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building