en passant

adverb en pas·sant \ ˌäⁿ-ˌpä-ˈsäⁿ , -pə- \

Definition of en passant

1 : in passing
2 used in chess of the capture of a pawn as it makes a first move of two squares by an enemy pawn that threatens the first of these squares

Examples of en passant in a Sentence

  1. she mentioned en passant that she'd been to New York

Origin and Etymology of en passant

French


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