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gambit Tweet Definition of gambit Like Definition of gambit on Facebook
noun
  1. An opening in chess, in which a minor piece (often a pawn) is sacrificed to gain an advantage
  2. Any ploy or stratagem
    Their promise to lower taxes is clearly an election-year .
  3. A remark intended to open a conversation
    Her clever opening gambit gave her an advantage.
guard Tweet Definition of guard Like Definition of guard on Facebook
noun
  1. a person who protects or watches over something
  2. (military) A squad responsible for protecting something.
The president inspected the of honour.
  1. a part of a machine which blocks access to dangerous parts
  2. (Aus) panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
  3. (context, Basketball) A relatively short player, playing farther from the basket than a forward or center.
  4. (cricket) The position on the popping crease where a batsman makes a mark to align himself with the wicket (see to take guard)
  5. The offensive positions between the center and each of the offensive tackles
  6. (sports) A player playing a position named guard
  7. (railways) An employee who normally travels in the last vehicle of a train and is responsible for the safety of the train
verb
  1. To protect from some offence (specific or abstract.)

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