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  1. gam·bit
    IPA[ˈɡambət]
  2. noun

    • 1. a device, action, or opening remark, typically one entailing a degree of risk, that is calculated to gain an advantage:

      his resignation was a tactical gambit
    • 2. (in chess) an opening in which a player makes a sacrifice, typically of a pawn, for the sake of some compensating advantage.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: gambit, plural noun: gambits

    • noun

      an act or remark that is calculated to gain an advantage, especially at the outset of a situation:

      (in chess) an opening move in which a player makes a sacrifice, typically of a pawn, for the sake of a compensating advantage:

    • noun

      an introductory remark or stratagem, especially one designed to make social contact or secure one's own position.
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