middle game

noun

Definition of middle game

: the middle phase of a board game specifically : the part of a chess game after the pieces have been developed when players attempt to gain and exploit positional and material superiority — compare endgame, opening

Examples of middle game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Diamondbacks send RHP Zac Gallen (0-0, 2.81 ERA) to the mound against LHP Kyle Freeland (2-0, 2.41) in the middle game of the series Tuesday night. The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Diamondbacks get 18 hits to take series opener against Colorado Rockies," 12 Aug. 2020 The Diamondbacks send RHP Zac Gallen (0-0, 2.81 ERA) to the mound against LHP Kyle Freeland (2-0, 2.41) in the middle game of the series Tuesday night. The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Diamondbacks get 18 hits to take series opener against Colorado Rockies," 12 Aug. 2020 The Diamondbacks send RHP Zac Gallen (0-0, 2.81 ERA) to the mound against LHP Kyle Freeland (2-0, 2.41) in the middle game of the series Tuesday night. The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Diamondbacks get 18 hits to take series opener against Colorado Rockies," 12 Aug. 2020 The Diamondbacks send RHP Zac Gallen (0-0, 2.81 ERA) to the mound against LHP Kyle Freeland (2-0, 2.41) in the middle game of the series Tuesday night. The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Diamondbacks get 18 hits to take series opener against Colorado Rockies," 12 Aug. 2020 Up next: With Nate Eovaldi unable to start for Boston, RHP Colten Brewer (0-1, 3.50 ERA) will make his third start of the season on Wednesday in the middle game of the three-game series against Toronto. courant.com, "Devers hits 3-run triple, Red Sox rally to beat Blue Jays," 25 Aug. 2020 With Eovaldi unable to start, RHP Colten Brewer (0-1, 3.50 ERA) will make his third start of the season on Wednesday in the middle game of the three-game series against Toronto. Mike Haim, Star Tribune, "Devers hits 3-run triple, Red Sox rally to beat Blue Jays," 25 Aug. 2020 The Diamondbacks send RHP Zac Gallen (0-0, 2.81 ERA) to the mound against LHP Kyle Freeland (2-0, 2.41) in the middle game of the series Tuesday night. The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Diamondbacks get 18 hits to take series opener against Colorado Rockies," 12 Aug. 2020 The Diamondbacks send RHP Zac Gallen (0-0, 2.81 ERA) to the mound against LHP Kyle Freeland (2-0, 2.41) in the middle game of the series Tuesday night. The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Diamondbacks get 18 hits to take series opener against Colorado Rockies," 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of middle game

1894, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2020

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“Middle game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20game. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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