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major piece Syllabification: ma·jor piece

Definition of major piece in English:


A rook or queen.
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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