What is a pat?

The word "pat" came to us from the French language. And it has two different translations and two different, unrelated values. Let's find out what the pat is.

  1. The first and most famous meaning of this wordcame from the French pat. This is the position of the chess pieces in which one of the opponents can not make a single move, since he will substitute his king. But it is important that under the "shah" his king at this time is not. Such a desperate situation is called "pat." In this scenario, the players recognize a draw.
  2. The second meaning of this word comes from the French pate - "dough". And they call it a special kind of fruit pastille - marmalade.

In Russian, there are often words that sound the same, but have different meanings. About these words, as well as many others, you can learn from the Definitions section.

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