chess·​board | \ ˈches-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce chessboard (audio) \

Definition of chessboard

: a checkerboard used in the game of chess

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The player will navigate chessboard-like rooms to take down robotic and zombielike minions, all while making her brother clean up the mess. Todd Martens,, "10 games at E3 that made a lasting impression," 14 June 2019 Just as squares along diagonals on a chessboard have the same color, electrons positioned along 45-degree angles spin the same way. Quanta Magazine, "Decoding the Secrets of Superconductivity," 30 Apr. 2014 But recall the legend of the rice and the chessboard: In one version, a king captivated by the game of chess told the sage who invented it to name his reward. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Six Feet, 48 Hours, 10 Days: How to Avoid Flu," 4 Jan. 2019 The King on the court was the queen on the chessboard, a centerpiece around whom the NBA’s roster-building game revolved. Ben Golliver,, "Paul George’s Quick Decision Begs Question: Are LeBron’s Best Recruiting Days Behind Him?," 1 July 2018 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

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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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