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English noun: gambit

1. gambit (communication) an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker


Broader (hypernym)comment, input, remark

2. gambit (act) a maneuver in a game or conversation

Synonymsploy, stratagem

Broader (hypernym)maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre

3. gambit (act) a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position

Broader (hypernym)chess move

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