1. an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker

Similar word(s): ploy

Definition categories: communication, comment, input, remark

2. a maneuver in a game or conversation

Similar word(s): ploy, stratagem

Definition categories: act, maneuver, manoeuvre

3. a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position

Definition categories: act

Sentences with gambit as a noun:

- Her clever opening gambit gave her an advantage.

- Their promise to lower taxes is clearly an election-year gambit.