Definition of queenside in English:

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queenside

Pronunciation: /ˈkwēnsīd/

noun

Chess
The half of the board on which both queens stand at the start of a game (the left-hand side for White, right for Black).
Example sentences
  • White will mop up the black queenside pawns and take the rook at his leisure.
  • White has a space advantage on the queenside and also a queenside majority of pawns.
  • Much of the King's Indian is based on White having faith in his queenside play over Black's kingside chances.

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Syllabification: queen·side

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