smothered mate

noun

Definition of smothered mate

: a checkmate by a knight in chess when movement of the king is completely obstructed by his own men

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“Smothered mate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smothered%20mate. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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