Word For The Day 4-5-2017

zugzwang

zug·zwang \ˈtsükˌtsfäŋ\
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Definition

plural   -s

position in which any decision or move will result in problems (as in Chess).


Origin

German, from zug pull, tug + zwang force, coercion, akin to Old High German ziohan to pull and dwingan to press, oppress, compel


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