Definition of chess noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

chess

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noun
NAmE//tʃɛs//
 
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a game for two people played on a board marked with black and white squares on which each playing piece (representing a king, queen, castle, etc.) is moved according to special rules. The aim is to put the other player's king in a position from which it cannot escape (= to checkmate it).
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: chess