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Noun: en passant  oÑ pa'soÑ(t)
  1. (chess) a chess pawn that is moved two squares can be captured by an opponent's pawn commanding the square that was passed
Adverb: en passant  oÑ pa'soÑ(t)
  1. Incidentally; in the course of doing something else
    "he made this remark en passant";
    - in passing

Type of: capture

Encyclopedia: En passant