en prise

[ ahn preez; French ahn preez ]
/ ˌɑn ˈpriz; French ɑ̃ ˈpriz /

adjective Chess.

in line for capture; likely to be captured.

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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
/ (French ɑ̃ priz) /

adjective, adverb (postpositive)

(of a chess piece) exposed to capture

Word Origin for en prise

C19: from French; see prize 1
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