from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One of the pieces used in playing chess.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of the pieces used, in the game of chess.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A piece used in the game of chess.
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- noun chess A
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess
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A chessboard was forthcoming at a later hour, when we amused ourselves with a couple of games, facetiously dubbing our chessman Federals and Confederates.
Another tribute to the magnificence of Oppenheimer's mind: in the end he became my master at the game -- he who had never seen a chessman in his life.
NEIL MacGregor, the director of the British Museum, has rejected calls to return the Lewis chessman to Scotland.
Even Steven Taylor's forgotten his 'master chessman' blither from a few hours ago.
Had to tell one or two porkies here to avoid being mis-categorised in this nonsensical quiz from a born again Christian, UKIP-er, chessman and lifelong Sheffield Resident Jonathan with an eh?'
But I just would like one more chessman off the board.
It was even detached; his eyes focussed upon her gradually as upon a chessman to be moved; in the same slow manner he caught her wrist and drew her near.
Yet did Dermat pay no heed to the counsel of Grania, but plucked a berry, and with it took aim so true that he hit the chessman that Oisin should move.
And Deirdre saw the man's eye, and told Nathos, and he, with the ivory bishop that was in his hand, took aim as if with a javelin, and the chessman pierced the spy's eye, and it became blind.
No word said she, but silently made the gaze of Naoise follow her own, even as he held a golden chessman in his hand, pondering a move.