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smothered mate

noun, Chess.
1.
checkmate delivered by a knight when the king's mobility is restricted by his own pieces.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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smothered mate

noun
1.
(chess) checkmate given by a knight when the king is prevented from moving by surrounding men
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