chess·board | \ˈches-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of chessboard 

: a checkerboard used in the game of chess

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Inside, members of his team work in tandem, like pieces on a chessboard: Scientists in white lab coats and chefs in black aprons, conjuring up recipes for more healthful foods, beverages, and snacks. Janelle Nanos,, "Can Adam Melonas cook up a food revolution from his secretive Fenway lab?," 27 June 2018 With garden furniture and chessboard-style paths, the space is positively Alice in Wonderlandesque. Katarina Kovac, Vogue, "Where to Go in Croatia’s Capital City of Zagreb," 11 July 2018 There's also Croatia; the players sport a red and white chessboard on their chests. Steve Almasy, CNN, "Who should you root for in the World Cup when your country isn't even in it," 13 June 2018 Meanwhile, Disney CEO Bob Iger doesn’t want to close out his career by losing the shiniest piece on the chessboard. Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "Bidding for Fox Will Get Serious After Court Ruling," 10 June 2018 In proper summer camp fashion, a myriad of games awaits—including ping pong, corn hole, and a life-sized chessboard on the patio—plus, of course, fireside s’mores. Marie Salcido, Sunset, "Meet the Luxury Adult Summer Camp of Our Dreams," 22 Jan. 2018 And for those of you who think this pic isn't Malik, his chessboard tattoo doesn't lie. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Were Cuddling Last Night, ICYMI," 6 June 2018 For one thing, the grid lines of a chessboard space would privilege some directions over others, creating asymmetries that contradict the special theory of relativity. George Musser, Scientific American, "What Is Spacetime?," 8 May 2018 Hall is fine, as the script moves him around the chessboard feverishly. Matthew Gilbert,, "Accent on secrets in Netflix’s ‘Safe’," 8 May 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of chessboard

: a board used in chess that has 64 squares in two colors

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