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Topic: BOARD GAMES

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: esches, plural of escec; CHECK2

chess

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chess
chess [uncountable]
DGB a game for two players, who move their playing pieces according to particular rules across a special board to try to trap their opponent's king (=most important piece):
They meet fairly often to play chess.
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