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Meaning of GAMBIT

Pronunciation:  'gambit

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

GAMBIT is a 6 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: ploy, ploy, stratagem
 
 See Also: chess move, comment, maneuver, manoeuvre, remark, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gam"bit\, n. [F. gambit, cf. It. gambitto gambit, a
tripping up. See {Gambol}, n.] (Chess Playing)
A mode of opening the game, in which a pawn is sacrificed to
gain an attacking position.



 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A variant of scheme R3.99 supporting the future construct of multilisp by Marc Feeley <feeley@iro.umontreal.ca>. Implementation includes optimising compilers for macintosh (with Toolbox and built-in editor) and motorola 680x0 unix systems and hp300, bbn gp100 and next. Version 2.0 conforms to the ieee scheme standard.

Gambit used pvm as its intermediate language.

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Mailing list: gambit@trex.umontreal.ca.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alpha, approach, art, artful dodge, artifice, assay, attempt, bag of tricks, bid, blind, bluff, bosey, breaking-in, catch, chicanery, chouse, conspiracy, contrivance, coup, crack, craft, curve, curve-ball, cute trick, deceit, design, device, dirty deal, dirty trick, dodge, effort, endeavor, essay, expedient, experiment, fakement, fast deal, feint, fetch, ficelle, first, first blush, first glance, first impression, first inning, first lap, first move, first round, first sight, first stage, first step, fling, game, gimmick, go, googly, grift, hocus-pocus, initial, initiative, intrigue, jig, joker, juggle, jugglery, knavery, le premier pas, lick, little game, maneuver, move, offer, opening move, pass, plan, play, plot, ploy, prime, primitiveness, primitivity, racket, red herring, ruse, scheme, scurvy trick, shift, shot, sleight, sleight of hand, sleight-of-hand trick, stab, step, stratagem, strategy, stroke, strong bid, subterfuge, tactic, tentative, trial, trial and error, trick, trickery, try, undertaking, warming-up, whack, whizzer, wile, wily device
 

 

 

 

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