Part of speech: noun

A game played by two persons on a checkered board with 16 pieces on each side.

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Usage examples "chess":

  1. " Oh, cards or chess. - "Invaders from the Infinite", John Wood Campbell.
  2. " Chess is chess," said Hoskins quietly. - "Breaking Point", James E. Gunn.
  3. " So Ronquerolles was right," thought he, " and now for a game of chess." - "The Thirteen", Honore de Balzac.