chess piece

Definitions of chess piece
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n any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess

Synonyms:
chessman
Types:
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bishop
(chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
castle, rook
(chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
king
(chess) the weakest but the most important piece
horse, knight
a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)
pawn
(chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank
queen
(chess) the most powerful piece
Type of:
man, piece
game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games

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