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Noun: stalemate  'steyl,meyt
  1. A situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
    "reached a stalemate on the negotiations";
    - deadlock, dead end, impasse, standstill
     
  2. Drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check
Verb: stalemate  'steyl,meyt
  1. (chess) subject to a stalemate

Derived forms: stalemated, stalemates, stalemating

Type of: draw, go, move, situation, standoff, tie

Encyclopedia: Stalemate