Definitions for chessboardˈtʃɛsˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a checkerboard used for playing chess.
Category: Checkers and Chess
Origin of chessboard:
chessboard, chess board(noun)
a checkerboard used to play chess
The square board used in the game of chess, subdivided into eight rows of eight squares each, the squares in each row and column being of alternating colours.
the board used in the game of chess, having eight rows of alternate light and dark squares, eight in each row. See Checkerboard