en passant
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɒ̃ ˈpæsɒ̃/, /ɒ̃ paˈsɑːnt/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɑ̃ pæˈsɑ̃/
Adverb

en passant

  1. In passing, by the way, incidentally. [from early 17th c.]
  2. (chess) Of a player's pawn#Noun|pawn when it has moved forward two square#Noun|squares on its first move in the game: capture#Verb|captured "in passing" by the other player's pawn, as if the first player's pawn had only moved forward one square.
Translations Translations Noun

en passant

  1. (chess) A move#Noun|move in which a pawn#Noun|pawn capture#Verb|captures an opposing#Adjective|opposing pawn on the same rank#Noun|rank immediately after the latter has moved forward two square#Noun|squares on its first move in the game#Noun|game, as if it had moved forward only one square.
Translations
  • French: en passant
  • German: Schlagen im Vorübergehen, en passant
  • Italian: en passant
  • Russian: взя́тие на прохо́де
  • Spanish: al paso



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