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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“En prise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/en%20prise. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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