# Hippogonal

A **hippogonal** (pronounced /hɪˈpɒɡənəl/) chess move is one similar to a knight's move. That is, a leap *m* squares in one of the orthogonal directions, and *n* squares in the other, for integer values of *m* and *n*. It need not be a 2:1 ratio for m and n. A specific type of hippogonal move can be written *(m,n)*, usually with the smaller number first.

For example, the knight itself moves two squares in one orthogonal direction and one in the other—it moves hippogonally. It is a (1,2) hippogonal mover, sometimes referred to as a (1,2) leaper.

Other hippogonally moving pieces include the camel, a fairy chess piece, which moves three squares in one direction and one in the other, and thus is a (1,3) hippogonal mover.

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