Bisat means chessboard and is used wonderfully by Ibrahim Zauq in the couplet below, from his popular ghazal ‘layi hayaat aaye‘:
kam honge is bisat pe hum jaise badqimar
jo chaal hum chale wo nihayat buri chale
On this chessboard, there are only few gamblers like me who are so bad in playing it.
Whatever move I play, it turns out to be an extremely badly played move.
layi hayaat aaye qaaza le chali chale
na apni khushi aaye na apni khushi chale
Life brought me here and I came, when death took me away, I went away with it
Neither did I come of my own will, nor will I go of my own accord