fianchetti

fianchetto

[fee-uhn-ket-oh, -chet-oh] Chess.
noun, plural fianchetti [fee-uhn-ket-ee, -chet-ee] .
1.
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 without object), verb (used with object), fianchettoed, fianchettoing.
2.
to set up or develop as a fianchetto.

Origin:
1840–50; < Italian; see flank, -et

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fianchetto (ˌfɪənˈtʃɛtəʊ, -ˈkɛtəʊ)
 
n , pl -tos, -ti
1.  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
 
vb , -tos, -ti, -toes, -toing, -toed
2.  to develop (a bishop) thus
 
[C19: from Italian diminutive of fiancoflank]

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fianchetto
chess move, from It., dim. of fianco "flank" (n.).
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