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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king; Complete victory v. - Place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game.

Usage examples (37)
  • Noun : His efforts to escape met with a checkmate
  • Verb (used with object) : Napoleon was checkmated at Waterloo
  • When a King is checkmated, the game is over, and the player initiating the checkmate is the winner.
  • Game’s over, but Obama’s too inexperienced a player to realize that checkmate is now unavoidable. for more
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