Definition of en prise in English:

en prise

Syllabification: en prise
Pronunciation: /än ˈprēz


[predic.] Chess
  • (Of a piece or pawn) in a position to be taken.
    More example sentences
    • But I do it anyway, because when I look methodically at all the squares attacked beyond the fourth rank, sometimes I see something actually useful, like a back rank mate or a queen en prise.
    • For example, if Player A leaves a queen en prise, the opponent will quickly grab it and wreck A's game.
    • Instead of capturing a Rook, Black puts a Bishop en prise, with check, on an unguarded square.


early 19th century: French.

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