self-mate

[ self-meyt ]
/ ˈsɛlfˌmeɪt /

noun Chess.

a move that will cause a player's king to be mated within a certain number of subsequent moves.

Nearby words

  1. self-loathing,
  2. self-love,
  3. self-made,
  4. self-mailer,
  5. self-mastery,
  6. self-medication,
  7. self-mortification,
  8. self-motivated,
  9. self-motivation,
  10. self-moving

Origin of self-mate

First recorded in 1885–90

Also called suimate.

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