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Meaning of gambit

gam•bit

Pronunciation: (gam'bit), [key]
— n.
  1. an opening in which a player seeks to obtain some advantage by sacrificing a pawn or piece.
  2. any maneuver by which one seeks to gain an advantage.
  3. a remark made to open or redirect a conversation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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