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fianchetto

[ fee-uhn-ket-oh, -chet-oh ]
/ 藢fi 蓹n藞k蓻t o蕣, -藞t蕛蓻t o蕣 /
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noun, plural fi路an路chet路ti [fee-uhn-ket-ee, -chet-ee]. /藢fi 蓹n藞k蓻t i, -藞t蕛蓻t i/.
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.
verb (used with or without object), fi路an路chet路toed, fi路an路chet路to路ing.
to set up or develop as a fianchetto.
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Origin of fianchetto

From Italian, dating back to 1840鈥50; see origin at flank, -et
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How to use fianchetto in a sentence

  • The crystal delight of challenge he felt when confronted by an apparently impregnable fianchetto.

    Felony|James Causey

British Dictionary definitions for fianchetto

fianchetto
/ (藢f瑟蓹n藞t蕛蓻t蓹蕣, -藞k蓻t蓹蕣) chess /

noun plural -tos or -ti (-ti藧)
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
verb -toes, -toing or -toed
to develop (a bishop) thus

Word Origin for fianchetto

C19: from Italian diminutive of fianco flank
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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