discovered check


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discovered check

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(Chess & Draughts) chess a check given by moving a man that has been masking a potential check from a bishop, rook, or queen
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Noun1.discovered check - a check on the opponent's king that is delivered by moving a piece out of the line of attack by a queen or rook or bishop
check - (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
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