Definitions

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  • n. a tactical move which interrupts the execution of the current plan

Etymologies

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From German Zwischenzug, "in-between move", from zwischen, "between", + Zug, "move".

Examples

  • The merits of this particular zwischenzug will be determined by the voters during the endgame in November.

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  • (chess) a tactical move interpolated into an exchange or series of exchanges to improve the outcome

    June 20, 2015

  • A chess move made to play for time. German for "intermediate move".

    July 13, 2008