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chess·board

 (chĕs′bôrd′)
n.
A game board marked with 64 squares, used in playing chess.

chessboard

(ˈtʃɛsˌbɔːd)
n
(Chess & Draughts) a square board divided into 64 squares of two alternating colours, used for playing chess or draughts

chess•board

(ˈtʃɛsˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
a checkerboard used for playing chess.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chessboard - a checkerboard used to play chesschessboard - a checkerboard used to play chess  
checker board, checkerboard - a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
chess set - checkerboard and a set of 32 pieces used to play chess
Translations
šachovnice
shakkilauta
šachovnica
šahovnica
šahovnica
schackbräde

chessboard

[ˈtʃesbɔːd] Ntablero m de ajedrez

chessboard

[ˈtʃɛsbɔːrd] néchiquier mchess club nclub m d'échecs

chessboard

[ˈtʃɛsˌbɔːd] nscacchiera
References in classic literature ?
Tell the King of Naples," said he sternly, "that it is not noon yet, and I don't yet see my chessboard clearly.
Out here it seemed as though the people of England must be shaped in the body like the kings and queens, knights and pawns of the chessboard, so strange were their differences, so marked and so implicitly believed in.
The parlor was always bright and attractive, the chessboard ready, the piano in tune, plenty of gay gossip, and a nice little supper set forth in tempting style.
Your standing army is good, beyond a doubt,--a well-trained machine, an excellent plaything for a General to move across the chessboard.
He said "Good morning" with a slight gasp, remained very still for another minute and then pulled out of his pocket the travelling chessboard, and holding it in his hand, directed at me a glance of inquiry.
Some used chessboards and handwritten notations to review their previous match and prepare for their next opponent, similar to a football team watching video the Monday after a game.
Present will be the Polgar sisters: Susan, Judit and Sofia, the world's most renowned chess champions, participating in a tournament featuring 30 chessboards installed along the Expo's Decumanus, where each of the Polgars will play simultaneously against ten chess lovers.
The suggested algorithm has been applied on different samples of the chessboards, for the purpose of explanation; the result of one sample image is shown in different stages of the algorithm.
The final two weeks were devoted to glazing the pieces and making the chessboards.
Obviously, customers will not stay as long if they need to go outside for a smoke," said Nikos Louvros, who owns a trendy central Athens bar, with laptops and chessboards.
du entertained visitors to 'The Walk' in Dubai with magicians, stilt walkers, human statues and giant chessboards.
A GOOD MOVE, MATE: A-level student Moray Vincent from Billingham was king of the Cleveland chessboards again in November 1983 after the 18-year-old had added another title to the long list he had won since taking up the game seven years previously.