Stalemate

Definition of Stalemate

Stale´mate`   Pronunciation: ~māt`
n.1.(Chess) The position of the king when he can not move without being placed in check and there is no other piece which can be moved.
v. t.1.(Chess) To subject to a stalemate; hence, to bring to a stand.

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