[fee-uh n-ket-oh, -chet-oh]Chess.
- the development of a bishop, in an opening move, by advancing one or two pawns so as to permit movement along the bishop's diagonal.
- to set up or develop as a fianchetto.
Origin of fianchetto
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- the development of a bishop on the second rank of the neighbouring knight's file or the third rank of the nearer rook's file
- to develop (a bishop) thus
Word Origin for fianchetto
C19: from Italian diminutive of fianco flank
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
chess move, Italian, diminutive of fianco "flank" (attack), from Old French flanc "hip, side" (see flank (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper