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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Exposed to possible capture. Used of a chess piece.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In chess, in a position to be taken: as, a piece or pawn may be put or left en prise.

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  • adjective chess (of a chesspiece) undefended, able to be captured. (in the air)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : en, in + prise, grip, grasp.]

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From French

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