queenside

noun
queen·​side | \ ˈkwēn-ˌsīd How to pronounce queenside (audio) \

Definition of queenside

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

Examples of queenside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The game was more or less even through twenty-two moves, then Carlsen carelessly advanced a pawn on the queenside, weakening his center of the board, and Hou found the perfect rook move to punish him. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 26 July 2021

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First Known Use of queenside

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Queenside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queenside. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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