Derived from the Italian word for
leg, it first denoted "tripping up someone up
when wrestling." Now it often refers to tripping up someone while playing
chess. What word is it?
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The word derives from the Italian
gamba, leg. In chess it denotes: "an opening
where a pawn is risked for later advantage."
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