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Noun: gambit  gam-bit
  1. An opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
    - ploy
  2. A tactic or manoeuvre intended to gain an advantage
    - ploy, stratagem
  3. A chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position

Derived forms: gambits

Type of: chess move, comment, input, maneuver [US], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], remark, tactical maneuver [US], tactical manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Gambit, Part II