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Definition from Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
An act or remark that is calculated to gain an advantage, especially at the outset of a situation:
his resignation was a tactical gambit.
(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.
Mid 17th century: originally gambett, from Italian gambetto, literally 'tripping up', from gamba 'leg'.
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