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Meaning of PLOY

Pronunciation:  ploy

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a maneuver in a game or conversation
  2. [n]  an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker

PLOY is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: gambit, gambit, stratagem
 See Also: comment, maneuver, manoeuvre, remark, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ploy\, n.
    Sport; frolic. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
  2. \Ploy\, v. i. [Prob. abbrev. fr. deploy.] (Mil.)
    To form a column from a line of troops on some designated
    subdivision; -- the opposite of deploy. --Wilhelm.
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