fianchetto

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian fianchetto, diminutive of fianco (flank).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɪənˈt͡ʃɛtəʊ/, /fɪənˈkɛtəʊ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fianchetto (plural fianchetti)

  1. (chess) The development of a bishop by moving it one square to a long diagonal; specifically, a set of opening moves where a bishop is developed to the second rank of the adjacent knight file.
    • 1994, Jeanette Winterson, Art & Lies, →ISBN:
      I’m not a hero, I’m not even a chessboard knight. Trying to be a priest was something of a fianchetto wasn’t it? Clever move by a poor player.

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Verb[edit]

fianchetto (third-person singular simple present fianchettos or fianchettoes, present participle fianchettoing, simple past and past participle fianchettoed)

  1. (chess) To play a fianchetto.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fianco (flank) +‎ -etto.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fjanˈkɛt.to/
  • Rhymes: -ɛtto
  • Hyphenation: fian‧chèt‧to

Noun[edit]

fianchetto m (plural fianchetti)

  1. (chess) fianchetto
  2. (automotive) body panel

Descendants[edit]

  • English: fianchetto
  • Spanish: fianchetto

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian fianchetto, diminutive of fianco (flank).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fjanˈt͡ʃeto/, [fjãnʲˈt͡ʃe.t̪o]

Noun[edit]

fianchetto m (plural fianchettos)

  1. (chess) fianchetto