discovered check

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

First recorded in 1840–50
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How to use discovered check in a sentence

  • Be cautious of playing your Queen in front of your King and in subjecting yourself to a discovered check.

    The Blue Book of Chess|Howard Staunton and "Modern Authorities"
  • Tempting Black to open the discovered check, which would cost him "the exchange."

    The Blue Book of Chess|Howard Staunton and "Modern Authorities"
  • It stood near my queen and threatened her with check, while it discovered check to my king from your bishop.

    Henry VIII And His Court|Louise Muhlbach
  • Let us now turn to Lee, and see what he has been doing while Hooker thus discovered check.

British Dictionary definitions for discovered check

discovered check

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