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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A human perceived and defeated as chess piece by another human.
Which chess piece has the most freedom of movement?
The chess piece is finally found and Zhao is cleared, but the factory Communist Party chief chastises him for sending the telegram anyway.
Neal provides a step-by-step, piece-by-piece assessment of moves, strategy, and chess piece formations that takes conventional chess board knowledge and builds upon it.
The book also offers equations that display the mathematical and spatial relationships of the chess piece movement.
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The game will take place on a chessboard approximately five by five metres, with the opponent calling out what chess piece they want to move on the board.
LOUIS, Jumada II 16, 1433, May 7, 2012, SPA -- A Missouri chess club has unveiled the "World's Largest Chess Piece," a 14 1/2-foot tall king weighing 2,280 pounds, according to UPI.
The show will also include a guest appearance by Tracey Beaker star Philip Graham Scott who plays a Chess Piece and Humpty Dumpy in this ensemble.
Among the most fascinating is a very rare gilt-bronze souvenir chess piece, thought to be one of only a few surviving examples made to commemorate the historical match played in 1897 via the new underwater telegraphic cable between The House of Commons in London and The House of Representatives in Washington DC.
And am punished with many a stripe"--("stripe" meaning rank, power)--being threatened or captured by an opposing chess piece in a superior power position