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chessboard

Syllabification: chess·board
Pronunciation: /ˈCHesbôrd
 
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Definition of chessboard in English:

noun

A square board divided into sixty-four alternating dark and light squares, used for playing chess or checkers.
Example sentences
  • The playground is now a more pleasant and interesting place for the children with grid games, such as hopscotch, jigsaws, target games and three chessboards with draught pieces.
  • The stereotypical embodiment of such games is the classic chessboard, in all its variations.
  • Also, it's the number of squares on the chessboard.

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