perpetual check


perpetual check

perpetual check Word Origin noun Chess.

  1. a continuing series of checks resulting in a drawn game because they cannot be halted or evaded without resulting in checkmate or a serious disadvantage.
  2. the situation in which this occurs.

Origin of perpetual check First recorded in 1810–20 British Dictionary definitions for perpetual check perpetual check noun

  1. chess a consecutive series of checks that the checked player cannot avoid, leading to a drawn game

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