Definition of Chess piece

1. Noun. Any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess.

Exact synonyms: Chessman
Specialized synonyms: Bishop, Castle, Rook, King, Horse, Knight, Pawn, Queen
Generic synonyms: Man, Piece
Group relationships: Chess Set



Definition of Chess piece

1. Noun. (chess) Any of the 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chess Piece

chesnut
chesnuts
chesounable
chess
chess-apple
chess-clock
chess boxing
chess clock
chess club
chess compositions
chess game
chess master
chess masters
chess match
chess move
chess piece (current term)
chess pieces
chess player
chess players
chess set
chess sets
chessboard
chessboard grafts
chessboardlike
chessboards
chessboxing
chesse
chessel
chessels
chesses

Literary usage of Chess piece

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1. A Glossary to the Works of William Shakespeare by Alexander Dyce (1902)
"Nor is Mr. Whalley correct in stating that rock and not rook is the true name of the chess-piece, if he mean that it is equivalent to the Latin rupes" ..."

2. Catalogue of Antiquities, Works of Art and Historical Scottish Relics by Royal archaeological institute GB (1859)
"It has been figured in the Art Treasures of the Manchester Exhibition, by Mr. Waring ; Sculpture, pl. iii.—A chess- piece, carved on sea-horse's tusk ..."

3. Catalogue of Antiquities, Works of Art and Historical Scottish Relics by Albert Way (1859)
"... in the Art Treasures of the Manchester Exhibition, by Mr. Waring ; Sculpture, pl. iii.—A chess- piece, carved on sea-horse's tusk ; it is figured, ..."

4. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1853)
"The only instance of an approximation to the figures seen on the larger Chess-piece found at Warrington, is on the shield of one of the ancient ..."

5. Transactions by Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1853)
"The only instance of an approximation to the figures seen on the larger Chess-piece found at Warrington, is on the shield of one of the ancient ..."

6. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"11: from, an ivory chess-piece of the thirteenth century: woodcut No. 69. The lines are incised, the rounds are punctured. Fig. ..."

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