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  Definition of Checkmate
  1. a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent''s king
  2. complete victory
  3. place an opponent''s king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
Similar Words: mate

 

Derivational Morphology: mate

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 將死   Dutch: schaakmat  
Finnish: matti   German: Schachmatt  
Portuguese: xeque-mate   Romanian: şah-mat  
Russian: шах и мат   Slovene: šah mat  
Spanish: jaque mate   Swedish: matt  
 
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