en prise

[ahn preez; French ahn preez]

Origin of en prise

From French, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at prize1
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British Dictionary definitions for en prise

en prise

adjective, adverb (postpositive)
  1. (of a chess piece) exposed to capture

Word Origin for en prise

C19: from French; see prize 1
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