en prise

en prise

[ahn preez; French ahn preez]
noun Chess.
in line for capture; likely to be captured.

Origin:
1815–25; < French; see prize1

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en prise (French ɑ̃ priz)
 
adj, —adv
(of a chess piece) exposed to capture
 
[C19: from French; see prize1]

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