What does chessboard mean?

Definitions for chessboardˈtʃɛsˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word chessboard.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chessboard, chess board(noun)

    a checkerboard used to play chess


  1. chessboard(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chessboard(noun)

    the board used in the game of chess, having eight rows of alternate light and dark squares, eight in each row. See Checkerboard


  1. Chessboard

    A chessboard is the type of checkerboard used in the board game chess, and consists of 64 squares arranged in two alternating colors. The colors are called "black" and "white", although the actual colors are usually dark green and buff for boards used in competition, and often natural shades of light and dark woods for home boards. Materials vary widely; while wooden boards are generally used in high-level games, vinyl and cardboard are common for low-level and informal play. Decorative glass and marble boards are available but not usually accepted for sanctioned games. The board is structurally similar to that used in English draughts. Some low-cost sets may use red and black squares and include pieces for both games; though suitable for informal play, such boards are often not accepted for sanctioned play, depending on the local authority's rules on equipment standards. The board is always placed so that the rightmost square on the row nearest each player is a "white" square. The size of the board is usually chosen to be appropriate for the chess pieces used, and squares should be between 50mm and 65mm in size. A square size approximately 1.25 to 1.3 times the size of the base of the king is preferred.

Editors Contribution

  1. chessboard

    A type of board and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles specific to the rules and game of chess.

    Chessboards vary in color and design and price.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chessboard in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chessboard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Executive Vice Chairman Joe Tsai:

    When you put pieces on the chessboard, the observer may not understand why certain pieces are in a certain place, but we understand, we have a whole master plan behind it, it's always hard for an outside observer to try to figure out what Alibaba's trying to do, but we ourselves are very, very clear as to the strategy.

  2. Fred Kennedy:

    ACTUV represents a new vision of naval surface warfare that trades small numbers of very capable, high-value assets for large numbers of commoditized, simpler platforms that are more capable in the aggregate, the U.S. military has talked about the strategic importance of replacing ‘king’ and ‘queen’ pieces on the maritime chessboard with lots of ‘pawns,’ and ACTUV is a first step toward doing exactly that.

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