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Opening Move

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Definition of the noun opening move

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noun

  1. the first of a series of actions

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Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

by Oxford University Press

opening move in a discussion, etc.

Google previewBryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (2013)

A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right by William Bryson

Properly, a gambit is an opening move that involves some strategic sacrifice or concession. All gambits are opening moves, but not all opening moves are gambits. gamut signifies a range of items, originally the notes in a musical scale, but ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2011)

by Bill Bryson

Properly, a gambit is an opening move that involves some strategic sacrifice or concession. All gambits are opening moves, but not all opening moves are gambits. gamy. Not -ey. Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand. (1869–1948) Indian leader; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminological Theory (2010)

by Francis T. Cullen, Pamela Wilcox

The Six Stages Stage one, the opening move of the transaction, is performed by the victim and subsequently defined by the offender as offensive. Victims most commonly made a direct, verbal comment which offenders interpreted as insulting.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chess Wisdom, 2nd Edition (2003)

by Eric Schiller

by Eric Schiller- For players that like exciting no-holds-barred chess, this versatile gambit repertoire shows Black how to take charge with aggressive attacking defenses against any orthodox first White opening move; 1 .e4, 1 .d4 and 1 .c4.

Google previewRobert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English (2011)

A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with Commentary on Lexicographers and Linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske

Gamhit is an opening move in the game of chess in which a piece is sacrificed to get an advantage; an opening maneuver or remark intended to gain an advantage. Gamut is a full range of something; all recognized musical notes.

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

galosh or golosh waterproof overshoe galumph to leap about galvanize or galvanise to cover with zinc; to stimulate into sudden activity galvanizing or galvanising galvanometer Gambia country in West Africa Gambian gambit opening move, ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

Oxheart cherry, dark sour: Morello cherub: amoretto, angel, cupid, saint, seraph , spirit chess moment with no advantageous move: zugzwang chess moment with no safe move: stalemate chess opening move with minor piece: gambit chess ...

Google previewThe South African Dictionary of Sport (2003)

by Joel Alswang

defensive strategy to prevent the advance of an opponent's pawn blunder a serious error book move a generally known viable opening move breakthrough a pawn or other pieces move/s to clear lines and penetrate/s the opponent's terrain, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia (2000)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

(In white's opening move shown here, the knight has moved forward two squares and left one space.) The bishop moves diagonally across any number of unoccupied squares.

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