fianchetto

verb
fi·​an·​chet·​to | \ ˌfē-ən-ˈke-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce fianchetto (audio) , -ˈche- How to pronounce fianchetto (audio) \
fianchettoed; fianchettoing; fianchettos

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

First Known Use of fianchetto

1927, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for fianchetto

fianchetto an opening in chess, from Italian, diminutive of fianco side, flank, from Old French flanc — more at flank

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“Fianchetto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fianchetto. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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