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gam·bit

 (găm′bĭt)
n.
1. An opening in chess in which the player risks one or more minor pieces, usually a pawn, in order to gain a favorable position.
2. A maneuver, stratagem, or opening remark, especially one intended to bring about a desired result.

[Ultimately from Spanish gambito, from Italian gambetto, act of tripping someone up in wrestling, from gamba, leg, from Old Italian; see gambol.]

gambit

(ˈɡæmbɪt)
n
1. (Chess & Draughts) chess an opening move in which a chessman, usually a pawn, is sacrificed to secure an advantageous position
2. an opening comment, manoeuvre, etc, intended to secure an advantage or promote a point of view
[C17: from French, from Italian gambetto a tripping up, from gamba leg]

gam•bit

(ˈgæm bɪt)

n.
1. an opening in chess in which a player seeks to obtain some advantage by sacrificing a pawn or piece.
2. any maneuver by which one seeks to gain an advantage; ploy.
3. a remark made to open or redirect a conversation.
[1650–60; < French < Sp gambito or Italian gambetto (akin to Old French gambet, jambet) <gamb(a) leg]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gambit - an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
2.gambit - a maneuver in a game or conversation
tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, maneuver, manoeuvre - a move made to gain a tactical end
3.gambit - a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position
chess move - the act of moving a chess piece

gambit

noun tactic, move, policy, scheme, strategy, trick, device, manoeuvre, ploy, stratagem They said the plan was no more than a clever political gambit.
Translations
إجْراء أو كلمة تَمْهيديَّهحَرَكَه إفتتاحِيَّه في الشَّطْرَنْج
gambitzahájení rozhovoru
åbningsbemærkningudspil
nyitás
gambítur, upphafsleikurupphafsleikur eîa -staîhæfing
gambitaspirmieji žodžiai
gambītssarunas ievads/uzsākšana
gambit
gambitgiriş sözüilk hamle

gambit

[ˈgæmbɪt] N (Chess) → gambito m (fig) → táctica f
opening gambit (fig) → estrategia f inicial

gambit

[ˈgæmbɪt] n (= tactic) → tactique f opening gambit

gambit

n
(Chess) → Gambit nt
(fig)(Schach)zug m; his favourite (Brit) or favorite (US) gambit was to …was er am liebsten machte, war …; his opening gambit is …er fängt eine Unterhaltung mit … an

gambit

[ˈgæmbɪt] n (Chess) → gambetto (fig) → mossa
opening gambit → prima mossa

gambit

(ˈgӕmbit) noun
1. a first move in a game, especially chess.
2. (usually opening gambit) a starting remark in a conversation.
References in classic literature ?
And let it not be supposed that opinion at the Tankard in Slaughter Lane was unimportant to the medical profession: that old authentic public-house--the original Tankard, known by the name of Dollop's-- was the resort of a great Benefit Club, which had some months before put to the vote whether its long-standing medical man, "Doctor Gambit," should not be cashiered in favor of "this Doctor Lydgate," who was capable of performing the most astonishing cures, and rescuing people altogether given up by other practitioners.
Mawmsey had the poorest opinion on all other points, but in doctoring, he was wont to say in an undertone, he placed Gambit above any of them.
Gambit, and occasionally having attacks which required Dr.
Gambit was told that Lydgate went about saying physic was of no use.
Gambit, including very full accounts of his own habits of body and other affairs; but of course he knew there was no innuendo in her remark, since his spare time and personal narrative had never been charged for.
Gambit could go away from the chief grocer's without fear of rivalry, but not without a sense that Lydgate was one of those hypocrites who try to discredit others by advertising their own honesty, and that it might be worth some people's while to show him up.
John Jenkins, director at Gambit Corporate Finance, was lead adviser to Alzeim.
The Evans Gambit One of the most popular openings played in the early 19th century was also one of the oldest on record - the Giuoco Piano (or Quiet Game).
Scripted by Robocop writer Joshua Zetumer, Gambit will be Fox's eighth film in the franchise and will precede X-Men: Apocalypse, due in summer 2017.
Working with our new HCS solution we have been counting on Gambit to deliver us a simulated solution and Gambit continues to provide that.
Frank Holmes, partner at Gambit, which has its head office in Cardiff Bay, said: "We have a recognised expertise in management buy-outs having led many transactions of this kind throughout the UK.