Have you ever been confused by Chess terms or abbreviations?
Are you looking for a Chess dictionary that explain Chess terms in simple english? Then you’re in the right place. This page will help you learn every term and definition you’ll come across when chatting about Chess.
The Chess Journal’s Chess Glossary below lists and explains all of the terms used in Chess. If you’re still learning Chess vernacular, this is the best place for you to start. Go through and familiarize yourself with the Chess lingo. If you would like for us to add and explain a term that is not listed here, then please go ahead and use our suggestion form.
Click on one of the terms below to get the full definition.