suimate

noun sui·mate \ˈsüˌī, ˈsüē+ˌ-\

Definition of suimate

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  checkmate forced by the side that is checkmated —called also self-mate

  2. 2 :  a chess problem in which suimate is required

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Origin and Etymology of suimate

Latin sui (genitive) of oneself + English mate — more at suicide


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