opening gambit

Definition of opening gambit

  1. :  a first move Their opening gambit in the negotiations was to demand a wage hike.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an act or instance of making or becoming open

    :  an act or instance of beginning :  commencement

    :  a formal and usually public event by which something new is put officially into operation

  1. :  a chess opening in which a player risks one or more pawns or a minor piece to gain an advantage in position

    :  a remark intended to start a conversation or make a telling point

    :  topic

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