Derived from the Italian word for
leg, it originally denoted "the act of
tripping someone up while wrestling"; now it often refers to the act of
tripping someone up while playing chess; what word is it?
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The word gambit derives from the Italian gambetto, the act of tripping someone up in wrestling,
which in turn is derived from the Italian gamba, leg.
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