from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Japanese game similar to chess that is played on a board with 81 squares, each player having 20 pieces.
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- n. Japanese chess; a chess variant created and mainly played in Japan.
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- n. a form of chess played on a board of 81 squares; each player has 20 pieces
Japanese, from Chinese (Mandarin) jiàng qí : jiàng, commander in chief, chief chess piece + qí, board game, such as chess.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 将棋 (しょうぎ, shōgi). (Wiktionary)