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Meaning of STALEMATE

Pronunciation:  'steyl`meyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check
  2. [n]  a situation in which no progress can be made; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
  3. [v]  subject to a stalemate, in chess
 

STALEMATE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: deadlock, impasse, standstill
 
 See Also: arrest, check, draw, go, halt, hitch, move, standoff, stay, stop, stoppage, tie

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Stale"mate`\, n. (Chess)
    The position of the king when he can not move without being
    placed on check and there is no other piece which can be
    moved.
    
    
  2. \Stale"mate`\, v. t. (Chess)
    To subject to a stalemate; hence, to bring to a stand.
    
    
 

 

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