gamesmanship gamesmanship  /ˈɡeɪmz mən ˌʃɪp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the use of dubious (although not technically illegal) methods to win a game

Usage(s):

  1. Reaganites were admitting nothing, but there was evidence that the former Governor's strategists had engaged in some last-minute gamesmanship.
  2. Said talk of a dream ticket with Clinton is gamesmanship.
  3. Compelling the Israelis to mobilize their own army, which would very likely freeze any further action against the Palestinians, would make sense as a piece of military gamesmanship.

News

  1. America's Cup: Team New Zealand boss taunts Artemis as gentleman's sport rejects gentility

    Grant Dalton, head of Emirates Team New Zealand, who already mocked Oracle's Larry Ellison during a fundraiser last month, now takes on Sweden's Artemis team, giving spectators an idea of the posturing and gamesmanship that is part of the America's Cup culture.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. Seahawks-themed wedding is a lime-green delight

    Brides of the 21st century, you have our respect. First there was the bride creating the JJ Watt wedding cake, and now we have a full Seahawks-themed wedding party. That's some gamesmanship, ladies. (Gentlemen who benefit from this, we don't … Continue reading ?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Shutdown Corner via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Monday morning NASCAR recap: Jimmie Johnson flawless in Pocono victory

    After the events of the week before, where Jimmie Johnson cost himself a surefire win at Dover when he got overzealous on a late-race restart, it was fitting that Sunday's NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway would be decided under similar circumstances. However, unlike Dover, there was no gamesmanship. Nor was there any controversy. And of course Johnson was one of the principles involved when the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: SB Nation

Quotes

  1. "My concern is that the Democrats are more interested in having this issue to demagogue for political gamesmanship than they are in simply passing the benefits extension," Voinovich said. "I came to the table with a fair compromise and the...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: George Voinovich Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It is my hope that the majority's avowed interest in improving this legislation on the Senate floor is genuine and the partisan gamesmanship is over," said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), promising "many amendments."
    on Apr 28, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "The American taxpayer should be affronted by this little bit of sleight of hand and gamesmanship," said Sen. Judd Gregg, RN.H. "What a piece of misleading, misdirected financial management this is."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Judd Gregg Source: The Associated Press

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