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[ches-man, -muh n] /ˈtʃɛsˌmæn, -mən/

noun, plural chessmen
[ches-men, -muh n] /ˈtʃɛsˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
any piece used in the game of chess.
/ˈtʃɛsˌmæn; -mən/
noun (pl) -men
any of the eight pieces and eight pawns used by each player in a game of chess

also chess-men, late 15c., from chess + men.


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