a continuing series of checks resulting in a drawn game because they cannot be halted or evaded without resulting in checkmate or a serious disadvantage.
the situation in which this occurs.
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Origin of perpetual check
First recorded in 1810–20
Words nearby perpetual check
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British Dictionary definitions for perpetual check
chess a consecutive series of checks that the checked player cannot avoid, leading to a drawn game
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