queenless

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queen +‎ -less

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queenless (not comparable)

  1. Without a queen.
    • 2012, Neil McDonald, Chess Success: Planning After the Opening (page 55)
      Kramnik is perhaps the greatest exponent of heavyweight queenless middlegames in the history of chess.
    • 2012, Andrew Pullin, Ecology and Conservation of Butterflies
      We have yet to identify every factor involved, but one variable is whether the nest contains a queen ant (queenright) or is queenless.

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