Gam·bit n. Chess Playing A mode of opening the game, in which a pawn is sacrificed to gain an attacking position.
n 1: an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the
speaker [syn: ploy]
2: a maneuver in a game or conversation [syn: ploy, stratagem]
3: a chess move early in the game in which the player
sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous