Etymology
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en passant

French, literally "in passing," from present participle of passer "to pass" (see pass (v.)). In reference to chess, first attested 1818.

updated on October 06, 2012

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Definitions of en passant from WordNet
1
en passant (n.)
(chess) a chess pawn that is moved two squares can be captured by an opponent's pawn commanding the square that was passed;
2
en passant (adv.)
incidentally; in the course of doing something else;
Synonyms: in passing
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