ZUGZWANG

Etymology

Noun

zugzwang (countable and uncountable, plural zugzwangs or zugzwänge)

(chess) A situation in which a player is forced to make a disadvantageous move.

in figurative uses

Usage notes

Zugzwang typically refers to a situation in which a player is forced to make a disadvantageous move though he or she would prefer not to make a move.

Source: Wiktionary



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