en prise

adjective
\ äⁿ-ˈprēz How to pronounce en prise (audio) \

Definition of en prise

of a chess piece
: exposed to capture

First Known Use of en prise

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for en prise

French, literally, engaged, within grasp

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