1. an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
Similar word(s): ploy
2. a maneuver in a game or conversation
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.