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.
Definition of major piece in:
- The British & World English dictionary