Definitions

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

  • n. Games The final stage of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board.
  • n. The final stage of an extended process or course of events: the diplomatic endgame that led to the treaty.

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  • n. The final stage of an extended process or course of events.
  • n. The part of a chess game in which there are few pieces left.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the final stages of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board
  • n. the final stages of an extended process of negotiation

Etymologies

end +‎ game (Wiktionary)

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  • The end of a chess game. Usually most of the pieces are off the board except for a few pawns and one or two larger pieces.

    February 21, 2007