This month brings the A to Z Challenge, which I choose to meet with a series of words that thus far may have escaped your attention, and deservedly so. Today's word of limited use is
If you ever played chess, you know this word already. From the Italian word for flank, in chess it refers to moving one's bishop one square into the knight's column early in the game. If you look at the intersections b2, b7, g2 and g7, you'll see the pieces represented by mitres. Those are the bishops, and they have all been fianchettoed.
If you never played chess, you can impress (maybe) a friend by pointing out a fianchettoed bishop as you pass by players in Harvard Square. Otherwise, never mind.