gardez

imperative verb

gar·​dez
(ˈ)gär¦dā
used in chess to warn that an opponent's queen is in danger of immediate capture

Word History

Etymology

short for earlier gardez la reine, from French, guard the queen

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“Gardez.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gardez. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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