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chessman Syllabification: chess·man
Pronunciation: /ˈCHesˌman/ /-mən/

Definition of chessman in English:

noun (plural chessmen)

A solid figure used as a chess piece.
Example sentences
  • Orders for games included 48 chessboards and chessmen, 12 sets of fox and geese, 6 sets of jackstraws, 9 boxes of ninepins, and 3 sets of German tactics.
  • A set of exquisitely carved ivory chessmen, a moa egg, stuffed birds, and bird skins, although jumbled in with rubbish, were all neatly catalogued.
  • After all, the pieces move in chess; even nonplayers can observe an armada of chessmen marching down the 64 squares and realize that something is happening.

Words that rhyme with chessman

repairman • mailman

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