word (ex. nubivagant), language (ex. Portuguese), topic (ex. love),
part of speech (ex. noun), origin (ex. origin: Latin), first letter (ex. A)
pronunciation | 'zUg-zwang
submitted by | my friend Alex
submit words | here
note | In the original German, zugzwang means any situation where you face external circumstances that force you to act. But the word has been adapted into a chess term, where it does mean a situation where you can’t act without being damaged by the result.