endgame (plural endgames)
- The final stage of an extended process or course of events.
2015, Kate Atkinson, A God in Ruins, ↑ISBN, page 138:
- He had been a Commando during the war, had landed on Sword Beach and skirmished his way across the ravaged remains of Europe after D-Day before slogging out the endgame, attached to the 63rd Anti-Tank Regiment.
- (chess) The part of a chess game in which there are few pieces left.
part of a chess game