xeque-mate

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French eschec mat, from Persian شاه مات (šâh mât, the king is ambushed/conquered).

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Noun[edit]

xeque-mate m (plural xeques-mate, or xeques-mates)

  1. (chess) checkmate (conclusive victory in a game of chess)
  2. (figuratively) checkmate (situation with no obvious escape)

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xeque-mate

  1. (chess) checkmate (said when making the conclusive move in chess)