Definition of gamesmanship
1 : the art or practice of winning games by questionable expedients without actually violating the rules
2 : the use of ethically dubious methods to gain an objective
Examples of gamesmanship in a sentence
They blur the line between gamesmanship and cheating.
that author doesn't go in for literary gamesmanship, so the reader is never led astray by the novel's narrator
First Known Use of gamesmanship
GAMESMANSHIP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gamesmanship for English Language Learners
: the practice of winning a game or contest by doing things that seem unfair but that are not actually against the rules
: the clever use of skills or tricks to succeed or do something
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