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king's knight

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Definition of king's knight in English:

noun

Chess
Each player’s knight on the kingside of the board at the start of a game.
Example sentences
  • There is only one route available to the King's Knight making a two-move journey from his original square to King's Fifth.
  • Each player begins the game with two bishops. One starts between the king's knight and the king, the other between the queen's knight and the queen.

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