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Definition of Checkmate


  1. The position in the game of chess when a king is in check and cannot be released, -- which ends the game.
  2. A complete check; utter defeat or overthrow.
  3. To check (an adversary's king) in such a manner that escape in impossible; to defeat (an adversary) by putting his king in check from which there is no escape.
  4. To defeat completely; to terminate; to thwart.
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Checkmate Translations

checkmate in French is mat
checkmate in German is Schachmatt
checkmate in Hungarian is sakk-matt
checkmate in Spanish is jaque mate
checkmate in Swedish is schack och matt, besegra