Definition of major piece in English:

major piece

Syllabification: ma·jor piece

noun

Chess
  • A rook or queen.
    More example sentences
    • In the game White plays an overly direct plan of attack, misplacing all his major pieces on the kingside.
    • So the lessons are clear; beware of doubled pawns when major pieces have been exchanged, and beware of exchanging major pieces when you are the one with the doubled pawns.
    • First of all, the presence of more major pieces on the board favors the minor piece.

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