Origin of gambit
Examples from the Web for gambit
This gambit means Aereo is avoiding paying anything to broadcasters or the middlemen it is replacing.
How did you arrive at him as your Gambit, and why did you decide to move away from Taylor Kitsch?
One gambit is to require photo identification, a reasonable-sounding provision that 34 states have now adopted.
But it is the backbone of the permanent warfare-state bureaucracy that keeps the gambit going.
In more general terms, though, the chained CPI gambit is not playing out so well for Obama, either.
The Widow's gambit was played, and she had not won the game.Elsie Venner|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
His discernment or judgment is a spontaneous exercise of memory, and resembles the chess-playing skill of one who plays a gambit.
Is the Knight's gambit recognized now as a permissible opening in chess?Frenzied Fiction|Stephen Leacock
You begin to see now to what end the array is made, and understand why one Gambit differeth from another in glory and virtue.Certain Personal Matters|H. G. Wells
A final game, in which she adopted the Muzio gambit as her opening, was terminated by Elfride's victory at the twelfth move.A Pair of Blue Eyes|Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for gambit
Word Origin for gambit
Word Origin and History for gambit
"chess opening in which a pawn is risked for advantage later," 1650s, gambett, from Italian gambetto, literally "a tripping up" (as a trick in wrestling), from gamba "leg," from Late Latin gamba (see gambol). Applied to chess openings in Spanish in 1561 by Ruy Lopez, who traced it to the Italian word, but the form in Spanish generally was gambito, which led to French gambit, which has influenced the English spelling of the word. Broader sense of "opening move meant to gain advantage" in English is recorded from 1855.