What does gamesmanship mean?

Definitions for gamesmanshipˈgeɪmz mənˌʃɪp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gamesmanship(noun)

    the use of dubious (although not technically illegal) methods to win a game


  1. gamesmanship(Noun)

    The use of legal but unsporting tactics to gain an advantage over oneu2019s opponent


  1. Gamesmanship

    Gamesmanship is the use of dubious methods to win or gain a serious advantage in a game or sport. It has been described as "Pushing the rules to the limit without getting caught, using whatever dubious methods possible to achieve the desired end". It may be inferred that the term derives from the idea of playing for the game as opposed to sportsmanship, which derives from the idea of playing for sport. The term originates from Stephen Potter's humorous 1947 book, The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gamesmanship in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gamesmanship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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