coup de repos

noun
coup de re·​pos | \ rə¦pō \
plural coups de repos\ " \

Definition of coup de repos

: a chess move leaving the main feature of a position unchanged and forcing the opponent to move to his or her ultimate disadvantage

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History and Etymology for coup de repos

French, literally, stroke of rest

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“Coup de repos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coup%20de%20repos. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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