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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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chessboardchess‧board /ˈtʃesbɔːd $ -bɔːrd/ noun [countable]  chessboard.jpg DGBa square board with 64 black and white squares, on which you play chess
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chessboardDo we suspect life is a chessboard even though we know that you don't play games?The score belies the ferocious chessboard duel that we have witnessed over the past month and a half.The Monsignor had fallen asleep over his chessboard.The white marble squares on the pavement glowed as if on a phantom chessboard.She cut the chessboard into two sections, each one containing eight squares across and four down.That, then, is the reality that hovers over the chessboard.Many versions look like traditional chessboards, complete with standard game pieces.
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