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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