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 Las Vegas won the middle game of an NFL tripleheader on Thanksgiving. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 25 Nov. 2021 Dropping the middle game against the Trailblazers might end up costing the UA (40-15) a spot or two. Michael Lev, The Arizona Republic, 31 May 2021 However, this middle game was the one in which Jose Urquidy left after facing just five batters, leaving the bullpen to piece together 7 2/3 innings of work. James Yasko, Chron, 7 July 2021 Kuiper joined his long-time partner, color commentator Mike Krukow, for the middle game of the three-game series against the Pirates. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 July 2021 In Saturday's middle game of the weekend series, the Rangers will send LHP Kolby Allard (2-5, 3.45 ERA) to the mound against Blue Jays LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (8-5, 3.56). Mike Haim, Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 This included the middle game of the series where Baltimore scored 13 runs, the most runs given up by the Astros in a single game this season. James Yasko, Chron, 7 July 2021 The Jaguars held off the Chanticleers 3-1 in the middle game of three at Stanky Field, taking advantage of three Coastal errors to even the Sun Belt Conference baseball series. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 16 May 2021 The middle game, the first of a Sunday doubleheader, was Auburn’s third SEC win, 10-8. Giana Han, al, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of middle game

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of middle game was in 1894

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5 Dec 2021

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“Middle game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20game. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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