discovered check


noun Chess.

a check that is effected by moving an intervening piece from the line of attack of a queen, rook, or bishop.

Nearby words

  1. discourse,
  2. discourse analysis,
  3. discourteous,
  4. discourtesy,
  5. discover,
  6. discoverer,
  7. discoverist,
  8. discovert,
  9. discoverture,
  10. discovery

Origin of discovered check

First recorded in 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for discovered check

discovered check

noun

chess check given by moving a man that has been masking a potential check from a bishop, rook, or queen
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