Definition of gamesmanship in English:

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gamesmanship

Pronunciation: /ˈɡāmzmənˌSHip/

noun

The art of winning games by using various ploys and tactics to gain a psychological advantage.
Example sentences
  • Ha admits to spending about 20 hours a week playing the game, improving her gamesmanship and marksmanship with each successive hour.
  • A critical element of his game is his gamesmanship.
  • Pseudoscientific activities are really arts involving gamesmanship.

Derivatives

gamesman

noun (plural gamesmen)
Example sentences
  • While the actors playing Steele and Prior are solid, the real standout is Weaving, whose portrayal of Fleming ranges across the spectrum from the terrified innocent to the inscrutable gamesman.
  • To his millions of followers, though, he is the quintessential gamesman, always one step ahead of consumers with a new system that is innovative but in reach of the masses.
  • After all, the tattoo-bearing gamesman said during one episode, ‘No one's going to tell me what to do or what not to do.’

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Syllabification: games·man·ship

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