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Definition of "chessman" [chess•man]

  • One of the pieces used in playing chess. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chessman" in a sentence
  • "A chessboard was forthcoming at a later hour, when we amused ourselves with a couple of games, facetiously dubbing our chessman Federals and Confederates."
  • "Another tribute to the magnificence of Oppenheimer's mind: in the end he became my master at the game -- he who had never seen a chessman in his life."
  • "Even Steven Taylor's forgotten his 'master chessman' blither from a few hours ago."