Meaning of 'checkmate'

Find the meaning of the word ‘checkmate’

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Meaning of ‘checkmate’

3 definitions found.



a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king

Synonyms: mate


complete victory


to place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game

Example: "I checkmated my opponent after only a few moves."

Synonyms: mate

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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