from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In passing; by the way; incidentally.
- adv. Used in reference to a move in chess in which a pawn that has just completed an initial advance to its fourth rank is captured by an opponent pawn as if it had only moved to its third rank.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. in passing; incidentally; by the way
- n. 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 captured it while the latter was passing through.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- In passing; in the course of any procedure
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- While passing; by the way: often used as introductory to an incidental remark or a sudden disconnected thought.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. incidentally; in the course of doing something else
- n. (chess) a chess pawn that is moved two squares can be captured by an opponent's pawn commanding the square that was passed
French : en, in + passant, passing.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French en passant ("in passing") (Wiktionary)