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chessnoun [U]

uk   us   /tʃes/
A2 a ​gameplayed by two ​people on a ​squareboard, in which each ​player has 16 ​pieces that can be ​moved on the ​board in different ​ways

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(Definition of chess from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chessnoun [U]

 us   /tʃes/
a ​gameplayed by two ​people on a ​squareboard, in which each ​player has 16 ​pieces that can be moved on the ​board in different ​ways
(Definition of chess from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chess”
in Korean 체스…
in Arabic شَّطَرَنْج…
in Malaysian catur…
in French échecs…
in Russian шахматы…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國際象棋…
in Italian scacchi…
in Turkish satranç…
in Polish szachy…
in Spanish ajedrez…
in Vietnamese môn cờ…
in Portuguese xadrez…
in Thai หมากรุก…
in German das Schachspiel…
in Catalan escacs…
in Japanese チェス…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国际象棋…
in Indonesian catur…
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