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Meaning of GAMBIT

Pronunciation:  'gambit

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

A variant of scheme R3.99 supporting the future construct of multilisp by Marc Feeley <[email protected]>. 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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Thesaurus Terms
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