Word of the Day – Gambit

By March 15, 2019 Word of the Day

Gambit (noun)


An act or remark that is calculated to gain an advantage, especially at the outset of a situation.

(in chess) an opening move in which a player makes a sacrifice, typically of a pawn, for the sake of a compensating advantage.

Mid 17th century: originally gambett, from Italian gambetto, literally ‘tripping up’, from gamba ‘leg’.

Example sentences

“The threat of leaving without a deal was no more than a political gambit.”

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