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Dictionary definition for: Checkmate

1. (n) complete victory

2. (v) place an opponent''s king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"

3. (n) a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent''s king

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