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- interj. Spoken by a player before adjusting a piece on the chessboard, to indicate that he or she is not making a move in the game.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An expression in chess by which a player notifies his adversary that he is merely adjusting one or more pieces on the board without intending to play either. Any form of stating the fact may be used.
French, literally "I adjust". (Wiktionary)