king·​side | \ ˈkiŋ-ˌsīd How to pronounce kingside (audio) \

Definition of kingside

: the side of a chessboard containing the file on which the king sits at the beginning of the game

Examples of kingside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then Nepomniachtchi inexplicably pushed a pawn on his kingside that made his whole position fall apart. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2021 Why waste a tempo on this as well as giving White a hook on his kingside? Chris Chase,, 8 July 2018 Desperate, Black struck out on the kingside, which may have emotionally felt good, but only brought about his demise that much quicker. Chris Chase,, 27 May 2018 This strikes me as a mistake but since the bishop is getting exchanged off anyway so why not weaken Black’s kingside? Chris Chase,, 18 Mar. 2018 If White is going to play for g4 (to restrain my kingside plan of ... Michael Ciamarra,, 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of kingside

1733, in the meaning defined above

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“Kingside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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