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chess·board

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

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

(ˈtʃɛsˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
a checkerboard used for playing chess.
[1400–50]
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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
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Translations
šachovnice
shakkilauta
šachovnica
šahovnica
šahovnica
schackbräde

chessboard

[ˈtʃesbɔːd] Ntablero m de ajedrez
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chessboard

[ˈtʃɛsbɔːrd] néchiquier mchess club nclub m d'échecs
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chessboard

[ˈtʃɛsˌbɔːd] nscacchiera
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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.
"The officer of the guard, then, with his chessboard?"
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.
On the table between the two was a chessboard; the men were playing.
'I declare it's marked out just like a large chessboard!' Alice said at last.
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. It might even win battles, and yet your standing army are mercenaries, and no great nation, from the days of Babylon, has resisted invasion or held an empire by her mercenaries."
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.
Who will win this Great Game on the chessboards? The patience/precaution and forecast of the game of Go, or the strong bets and bluffs of poker.
At4:30 p.m., Downtown Inc will mark the installation of three tabletop chessboards and chairs in Continental Square.
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.