Thursday, October 16, 2008

The WDIKG's Word of the Day: Gambit

GAMBIT. Damnit.

gambit Definition
gam·bit (gam′bit)


1.Chess an opening in which a pawn or other piece is sacrificed to get an advantage in position opening maneuver, action, or remark intended to gain an advantage or to offer an opinion

Etymology: Fr < OFr gambet < Sp gambito, a tripping < It gamba, a leg < ML gamba: see gamb

1 comment:

JimBobby said...

Whooee! You ain't sayin' Dion was a sacrificial pawn, are you Jamesy?