Definitions for gambitˈgæm bɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an opening in chess in which a player seeks to obtain some advantage by sacrificing a pawn or piece.
Category: Checkers and Chess
any maneuver by which one seeks to gain an advantage; ploy.
a remark made to open or redirect a conversation.
Origin of gambit:
1650–60; < F < Sp gambito or It gambetto (akin to OF gambet, jambet) <gamb(a) leg
an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
ploy, gambit, stratagem(noun)
a maneuver in a game or conversation
a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position
An opening in chess, in which a minor piece (often a pawn) is sacrificed to gain an advantage.
Her clever opening gambit gave her an advantage.
Any ploy or stratagem.
Their promise to lower taxes is clearly an election-year gambit.
A remark intended to open a conversation.
a mode of opening the game, in which a pawn is sacrificed to gain an attacking position
A gambit is a chess opening in which a player, most often White, sacrifices material, usually a pawn, with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position. Some well-known examples are the King's Gambit, Queen's Gambit, and Evans Gambit. A gambit used by Black may also be called a gambit, but is sometimes called a "countergambit". The word "gambit" was originally applied to chess openings in 1561 by Spanish priest Rúy López de Segura, from an Italian expression dare il gambetto. Lopez studied this maneuver, and so the Italian word gained the Spanish form gambito that led to French gambit, which has influenced the English spelling of the word. The broader sense of "opening move meant to gain advantage" was first recorded in English in 1855.
Translations for gambit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a first move in a game, especially chess.
- حَرَكَه إفتتاحِيَّه في الشَّطْرَنْجArabic
- aberturaPortuguese (BR)
- das GambitGerman
- η πρώτη κίνηση σε παιχνίδιGreek
- حرکت اول در شطرنج؛ گامبیFarsi
- מַהֲלַך פְּתִיחָהHebrew
- शतरंज की चालHindi
- prvi potez u igri (šah)Croatian
- nyitás (sakkban)Hungarian
- gambit, cara/langkah pembukaan permainan caturIndonesian
- gambítur, upphafsleikurIcelandic
- 우세를 확보하려는 수, 선수Korean
- gambīts (šahā)Latvian
- langkah umpanMalay
- utspill, gambitNorwegian
- حرکت اول در شطرنج؛ گامبیPersian
- د شطرنج لوبی اوله حرکتPashto
- gambit, prvý ťahSlovak
- začetna potezaSlovenian
- spelöppning, gambitSwedish
- ilk hamle, gambitTurkish
- (國際象棋)開局Chinese (Trad.)
- پہلی چالUrdu
- sự thí quân để mở đường cho tướngVietnamese
- （下棋开局时）弃子，开局让棋法Chinese (Simp.)
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