Definitions For Gambit


  • A chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position
  • A maneuver in a game or conversation
  • An opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
  • A planned series of moves at the beginning of a game of chess
  • Something done or said in order to gain an advantage or to produce a desired result

Is Gambits a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Gambit is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Gambit in a Sentence

  • I couldn't tell whether her earlier poor-mouthing had been sincere or just a gambit to get me to pick up the dinner check.

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