checkmate delivered by a knight when the king's mobility is restricted by his own pieces.
Words nearby smothered mate
Origin of smothered mate
First recorded in 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for smothered mate
chess checkmate given by a knight when the king is prevented from moving by surrounding men
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