of a chess piece
: exposed to capture

Word History


French, literally, engaged, within grasp

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of en prise was in 1820

Dictionary Entries Near en prise

Cite this Entry

“En prise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/en%20prise. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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