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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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In Chess, the position where no move can be made without exposing the King to attack thereby resulting in a draw. Also: A deadlock.

Usage examples (38)
  • I have wanted to force her into a stalemate for a long time.
  • In addition, Mr. Auque pointed to what he described as a stalemate over designing a next-generation European heavy-lift rocket.
  • Most Americans think a stalemate is the likeliest outcome, something that may make an exit strategy harder to implement if that prediction comes true, adds Holland.
  • But the stalemate is now being broken by diplomacy. for more
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