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fianchetto

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verb fi·an·chet·to \ˌfē-ən-ˈke-(ˌ)tō, -ˈche-\

Definition of fianchetto

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to fianchetto a bishop



Origin and Etymology 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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