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

Definition of chessboard

: a checkerboard used in the game of chess

Examples of chessboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hollywood chessboard is set for Sink to have a significant breakout moment in 2022. Clayton Davis, Variety, 1 June 2022 The chessboard has greatly shifted since Musk made his bid on April 5. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 13 May 2022 The position on the chessboard below was reached in the second game of the World Championship Candidates match in 1971 between the American grandmaster Bobby Fischer playing white, and the Soviet grandmaster Mark Taimanov playing black. Quanta Magazine, 8 Apr. 2022 The intervention threatens to upset Putin’s chessboard and injects a new force into the conflict that could beat Russia’s army in the field. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 29 Mar. 2022 This season, the French illustrator Ugo Bienvenu (who has collaborated with Hermès on several occasions) designed a scarf depicting a beachside promenade, where bathers gather in the surf and frolic on an enormous chessboard. New York Times, 22 Feb. 2022 Today, the 30-something is determined to transfer her skills from the chessboard to another complicated arena – politics. Monika Rębała, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Mar. 2022 Russia needs to achieve air superiority at the outset of a conflict to hasten an end to war—and that's entirely possible against Ukraine, alone—but an intervention of NATO air power would upend Moscow's chessboard. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 Feb. 2022 One trait that has served Mr. Burrow well on the football field has betrayed him on the chessboard. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 11 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chessboard

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Chessboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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