endgame


end·game

noun \ˈen(d)-ˌgām\

Definition of ENDGAME

:  the stage of a chess game after major reduction of forces; also :  the final stage of some action or process

Examples of ENDGAME

  1. <they're now in the endgame of the negotiations for a new labor contract>

First Known Use of ENDGAME

1881

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