[kreeg-speel, -shpeel, kreek-] /ˈkrigˌspil, -ˌʃpil, ˈkrik-/
(sometimes initial capital letter) a game using small figures and counters that represent troops, ships, etc., played on a map or miniature battlefield, developed for teaching military tactics to officers.
a form of chess in which both players see only their own pieces on a board in front of them and must remember the opponent’s moves as told to them by a referee who maintains a third board on which the play of both players is shown.
(sometimes capital) a form of war game in which symbols representing military formations are moved about on maps
a variation of chess in which each player has his own board and men and does not see his opponent’s board and men. The moves are regulated by an umpire on a third board out of sight of both players
chess using two separate boards where neither player sees the other board and in which play progresses from limited information given by a referee who tracks the moves on a third board
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.
[kreem-hilt] /ˈkrim hɪlt/ noun, (in the Nibelungenlied) 1. the wife of Siegfried and the sister of Gunther. /ˈkriːmhɪlt/ noun 1. (in the Nibelungenlied) the wife of Siegfried. She corresponds to Gudrun in Norse mythology
[kril] /krɪl/ noun, plural krill. 1. any of the small, pelagic, shrimplike crustaceans of the family Euphausiidae, eaten as food by certain whales. /krɪl/ noun (pl) krill 1. any small shrimplike marine crustacean of the order Euphausiacea: the principal food of whalebone whales n. 1907, from Norwegian kril “small fry of fish.” krill (krĭl) Small […]
[krim-er] /ˈkrɪm ər/ noun 1. a lambskin from the Crimean region, dressed as a fur, with wool in loose soft curls, usually whitish or pale gray. /ˈkrɪmə/ noun 1. a tightly curled light grey fur obtained from the skins of lambs from the Crimean region
[kree-oh] /ˈkri oʊ/ noun 1. an English-based creole of Sierra Leone, a first language of the residents of Freetown and its environs, and a lingua franca elsewhere in the country. /ˈkriːəʊ/ noun 1. the English-based creole widely used as a lingua franca in Sierra Leone. Its principal language of admixture is Yoruba 2. (pl) -os. […]