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GAMBIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gambit mean? 

GAMBIT (noun)
  The noun GAMBIT has 3 senses:

1. an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
2. a maneuver in a game or conversation
3. a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position

  Familiarity information: GAMBIT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GAMBIT (noun)


Sense 1gambit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

gambit; ploy

Hypernyms ("gambit" is a kind of...):

comment; remark (a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief)


Sense 2gambit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A maneuver in a game or conversation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

stratagem; gambit; ploy

Hypernyms ("gambit" is a kind of...):

maneuver; manoeuvre; tactical maneuver; tactical manoeuvre (a move made to gain a tactical end)


Sense 3gambit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("gambit" is a kind of...):

chess move (the act of moving a chess piece)


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