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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.