chessman

Definitions of chessman
  1. noun
    any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess
    synonyms: chess piece
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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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