kriegspiel

[ kreeg-speel, -shpeel, kreek- ]SEE DEFINITION OF kriegspiel
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We then proceeded to Kriegspiel, according to the mysterious ideas of those in authority over us.

Each leader assumed that the moves of the Kriegspiel had been correctly played and that there was nothing more to be done.

It is said that the Prussian officers play at a game called Kriegspiel, or the war game.

The northern third of Natal is as vulnerable a military position as a player of kriegspiel could wish to have submitted to him.

Nowhere can fiction p. 364give us one to match her, not even the ‘Kriegspiel’ heroine, who touched me to the deeps.

As a gipsy novel, as a novel depicting gipsy life, 'Kriegspiel' is unrivalled.

WORD ORIGIN

war games played with pieces on maps, 1811 as a German word in English, from German Kriegsspiel, literally "war game," from Krieg "war," from Middle High German kriec, "combat," mostly "exertion, effort; opposition, enmity, resistance," from Old High German chreg "stubbornness, defiance, obsinancy," perhaps from PIE *gwere- "heavy" (see grave (adj.)) or cognate with Greek hybris "violence" (see hubris; cf. also war (n.)). For second element, see spiel (n.). Introduced 1870s as officer training in British army.

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