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en prise

[ahn preez; French ahn preez] /ˌɑn ˈpriz; French ɑ̃ ˈpriz/
adjective, Chess.
in line for capture; likely to be captured.
Origin of en prise
1815-25; < French; see prize1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for en-prise

en prise

/French ɑ̃ priz/
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
(of a chess piece) exposed to capture
Word Origin
C19: from French; see prize1
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