Meaning of ploy

ploy

Pronunciation: (ploi), [key]
— n.
  1. a maneuver or stratagem, as in conversation, to gain the advantage.
—v.t.
  1. to move (troops) from a line into a column. Cf.
—v.i.
  1. to move from a line into a column.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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