fianchetto

verb fi·an·chet·to \ 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 and Etymology of fianchetto

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


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