Sunday, January 10, 2016

Gambit

Definition from Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
Pronunciation: /ˈɡambɪt

Definition in English:
  1. An act or remark that is calculated to gain an advantage, especially at the outset of a situation: his resignation was a tactical gambit.
  2. (In chess) an opening move in which a player makes a sacrifice, typically of a pawn, for the sake of a compensating advantage: he tried the dubious Budapest gambit.
Origin
Mid 17th century: originally gambett, from Italian gambetto, literally 'tripping up', from gamba 'leg'.

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