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    checkmate

    checkmate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word checkmate

    Definition
    (noun) complete victory Definition
    (noun) a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
    Synonyms : mate
    Definition
    (verb) place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
    Synonyms : mate
    Example Sentence
    • Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves
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