fianchetto


fi·an·chet·to

verb \ˌfē-ən-ˈke-(ˌ)tō, -ˈche-\

Definition of FIANCHETTO

transitive verb
:  to develop (a bishop) in a chess game to the second square on the adjacent knight's file
intransitive verb
:  to fianchetto a bishop

Origin of FIANCHETTO

fianchetto an opening in chess, from Italian, diminutive of fianco side, flank, from Old French flanc — more at flank
First Known Use: 1927

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