chessman

noun
chess·​man | \-ˌman, -mən\

Definition of chessman 

: any of the pieces used in chess

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Though never explicitly stated in the show, Ruth was envisioned as having studied Icelandic literature, and the Lewis chessmen were what came up when Shaw went looking for Viking chess sets. Karen Han, Vox, "Castle Rock showrunner Sam Shaw explains the series’ best episode yet," 26 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of chessman

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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chessman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chessman

: any of the playing pieces used in chess : a chess piece

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