Definitions for: Stalemate

[n] drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check
[n] a situation in which no progress can be made; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
[v] subject to a stalemate, in chess

Webster (1913) Definition: Stale"mate`, n. (Chess)
The position of the king when he can not move without being
placed on check and there is no other piece which can be

Stale"mate`, v. t. (Chess)
To subject to a stalemate; hence, to bring to a stand.

Synonyms: deadlock, impasse, standstill

See Also: arrest, check, draw, go, halt, hitch, move, standoff, stay, stop, stoppage, tie

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