Definition of chessboard
: a checkerboard used in the game of chess
Recent Examples of chessboard from the Web
Here is where (almost) everyone is on the massive chessboard that is Westeros.
Unfortunately, on the day of the tournament finals, Aug. 8, the players and their chessboards were scattered by gusty winds that forced competition to be postponed.
Kramnik had better control of his nerves and the chessboard tactical complications to score a resounding victory against the world champion who had been getting the upper hand against him in recent years.
Australia Day's characters feel like pieces on a chessboard, shoehorned into place with utter predictability.
The decorative spires rising above the roof bring to mind a chessboard set with rooks and pawns.
In the lobby of Keene’s Crossing Elementary in Orange, there are tables with chessboard surfaces and game pieces.
BALTIMORE — A chessboard sits on a card table at the far end of the Baltimore Orioles’ clubhouse, near most of the pitchers’ lockers.
A chessboard sits on a card table at the far end of the Baltimore Orioles’ clubhouse, near most of the pitchers’ lockers.
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First Known Use of chessboard
CHESSBOARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chessboard for English Language Learners
: a board used in chess that has 64 squares in two colors
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