Definition of “endgame” - English Dictionary

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“endgame” in British English

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endgamenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈend.ɡeɪm/ us /ˈend.ɡeɪm/

specialized games the last stage in a game of chess when only a few of the pieces are left on the board

the last stage of a process, especially one involving discussion:

A diplomatic endgame is under way to find a peaceful solution.

(Definition of “endgame” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)