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

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

First Known Use of en passant

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for en passant

French

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