Definitions for "cramped"
inconveniently small; restricting movement; -- of living quarters or workspace; as, cramped quarters; a cramped office.
constricted in size; "cramped quarters"; "trying to bring children up in cramped high-rise apartments"
A term used to describe the quality of a chess position that inhibits mobility or freedom of movement for pieces usually behind pawns of the same color. A cramped position lacks space. When a player's position is cramped, then that player has less freedom of maneuver than his opponent. A player that is cramped cannot switch the play from one side of the board to the other as quickly as his opponent. A cramped position is one key quality in assessing a chess position. Category: Glossary 1 visitor(s) thought this was helpful. Do you
Disadvantaged in space, leading to a reduction in mobility of one's pieces.