Definition of Gambit

1. Noun. An opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker.

Exact synonyms: Ploy
Generic synonyms: Comment, Input, Remark



2. Noun. A maneuver in a game or conversation.

3. Noun. A chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position.
Generic synonyms: Chess Move

Definition of Gambit

1. n. A mode of opening the game, in which a pawn is sacrificed to gain an attacking position.

Definition of Gambit

1. Noun. An opening in chess, in which a minor piece (often a pawn) is sacrificed to gain an advantage. ¹

2. Noun. Any ploy or stratagem. ¹

3. Noun. A remark intended to open a conversation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gambit

1. a type of chess opening [n -S]

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gambit (current term)
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Literary usage of Gambit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1983 gambit A gambit isa chess opening in which a player risks one or more minor ... Bernstein 1958, Follett 1966, and Bryson 1984 all think that a gambit ..."

2. The Chess-player's Handbook: A Popular and Scientific Introduction to the by Howard Staunton, R. F. Green (1890)
"6- F^b THE Muzio gambit:— P. to K's 4th. „ P. to K. B's 4th. ... P. takes P. ,J, THE KING'S BISHOP'S gambit:— -, P. to Ks 4th. P.toK.B'.4th. KBtoQ.B's«h. ..."

3. The Principles of Chess in Theory and Practice by James Mason (1896)
"The Scotch Game may or may not be a gambit — in these days it usually is not. ... In the Queen's gambit a couple of Pawns are exchanged at the outset, ..."

4. The Saturday Magazine (1843)
"THE KING'S gambit. are now about to introduce the young student to a favourite ... The King's gambit offers greater variety than is to be found in the other ..."

5. Chess by Leopold Hoffer (1916)
"THE QUEEN'S gambit. The Queen's gambit, 1. P to Q 4, P to Q 4 ; 2. P to Q В 4, P takes P ; 3. P to К 3, or 3. P to К 4, or 3. Kt to К В 3, etc., ..."

6. Chess Praxis: A Supplement to the Chess Player's Handbook, Containing All by Howard Staunton (1876)
"EVANS' gambit DECLINED. But little has been written upon this Opening, probably because till recently it was considered that, however brilliant the attack, ..."

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