endgame

noun end·game \ ˈen(d)-ˌgām \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of endgame

1881



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