en passant

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English[edit]

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En passant in chess

Etymology[edit]

From French en passant.

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Adverb[edit]

en passant ‎(not comparable)

  1. In passing; incidentally; by the way.
  2. (chess) Describing a special kind of pawn capture, whereby a pawn captures an opposing pawn immediately after it has moved forward two squares from its initial position as if it had moved only one square; the opposing pawn is captured "in passing through" the usual square from where it would ordinarily be liable to be captured.

Noun[edit]

en passant ‎(plural en passants)

  1. (chess) A move in which a pawn captures an opposing pawn on the same rank immediately after the latter moved two squares from its initial position as if it had moved only one square.
    • 2007, Mark Borders, The Self-Improvement of Chess[1], Lulu, ISBN 978-1-4303-2764-6, page 12:
      En passant is the rarest of moves.

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Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French en passant ‎(in passing).

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Phrase[edit]

en passant

  1. (chess) en passant

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External links[edit]

  • en passant in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French en passant ‎(in passing).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /anɡpasanɡ/, [ɑŋpʰaˈsɑŋ]

Adverb[edit]

en passant

  1. en passant
  2. (chess) en passant

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

en passant

  1. in passing; incidentally, by the way
  2. (chess) en passant