Definition of minor piece in English:

minor piece

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  • A bishop or knight.
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    • Also important is the number of pawns on the board, especially when the minor piece is the knight.
    • His two bishops are potentially very strong (and his dark-squared bishop already the best minor piece on the board), and white's g and e-pawns are targets.
    • So Black gets a rook and pawn for the two minor pieces plus pressure on the e and f-files.


early 19th century: named in contrast to the rook or queen.

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