follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

fianchetto

[fee-uh n-ket-oh, -chet-oh] /ˌfi ənˈkɛt oʊ, -ˈtʃɛt oʊ/
noun, plural fianchetti
[fee-uh n-ket-ee, -chet-ee] /ˌfi ənˈkɛt i, -ˈtʃɛt i/ (Show IPA)
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
1840-1850
1840-50; < Italian; see flank, -et
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for fianchetti

fianchetto

/ˌfɪənˈtʃɛtəʊ; -ˈkɛtəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos, -ti (-tiː)
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
verb -toes, -toing, -toed
2.
to develop (a bishop) thus
Word Origin
C19: from Italian diminutive of fiancoflank
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for fianchetti
fianchetto
chess move, from It., dim. of fianco "flank" (n.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for fianchetto

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for fianchetti

18
0
Scrabble Words With Friends