Endgame - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈendɡeɪm|  American pronunciation of the word endgame
Brit.  |ˈɛn(d)ɡeɪm|  British pronunciation of the word endgame

noun

- the final stages of an extended process of negotiation

the diplomatic endgame

- the final stages of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board

Examples

...they're now in the endgame of the negotiations for a new labor contract...

the endgame began after the exchange of queens

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