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en passant

  
  (French)  
      adv   in passing: in chess, said of capturing a pawn that has made an initial move of two squares to its fourth rank, bypassing the square where an enemy pawn on its own fifth rank could capture it. The capture is made as if the captured pawn had moved one square instead of two  
     (C17: from French)  
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passant  
      adj   usually postpositive     (Heraldry)   (of a beast) walking, with the right foreleg raised  
     (C14: from Old French, present participle of passer to pass)  


en passant     (French)  
      adv   in passing: in chess, said of capturing a pawn that has made an initial move of two squares to its fourth rank, bypassing the square where an enemy pawn on its own fifth rank could capture it. The capture is made as if the captured pawn had moved one square instead of two  
     (C17: from French)  

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