mismove

[ mis-moov ]
/ mɪsˈmuv /
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noun

a wrong or prohibited move, as in a game.

Nearby words

  1. mismanagement,
  2. mismarriage,
  3. mismatch,
  4. mismate,
  5. mismeasure,
  6. misname,
  7. misnamed,
  8. misnomer,
  9. miso,
  10. miso-

Origin of mismove

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; mis-1 + move

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mismove

  • I rode near the brigades, to see that there could be no mismove or misconception of orders.