[ fee-uh n-ket-oh, -chet-oh ]
/ ˌfi ənˈkɛt oʊ, -ˈtʃɛt oʊ /
noun, plural fi·an·chet·ti [fee-uh n-ket-ee, -chet-ee] /ˌfi ənˈkɛt i, -ˈtʃɛt 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·an·chet·toed, fi·an·chet·to·ing.
to set up or develop as a fianchetto.
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British Dictionary definitions for fianchetto
/ (ˌfɪənˈtʃɛtəʊ, -ˈkɛtəʊ) chess /
noun plural -tos or -ti (-tiː)
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
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