Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The development in chess of a bishop from its original position to the second square of the adjacent knight's file.
  • transitive v. To develop as or set up a fianchetto.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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
  • v. to develop 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

Etymologies

Italian, diminutive of fianco, flank, from Old Italian, from Old French flanc; see flank.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian, a diminutive of fianca ‘flank’. (Wiktionary)

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  • The chess position where you move your pawn in front of you knight forward one square, and move you bishop behind it. From Italian for "little flanking".

    February 21, 2007