gamesmanship definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
skill in using ploys to gain a victory or advantage over another person
Origin: ; from game plush (sport)smanship
gamesmanship definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The art or practice of using tactical maneuvers to further one's aims or better one's position: “a sometimes wry, sometimes savage look at the players, political gamesmanship, turf battles and outright chaos that permeated Washington” (David M. Alpern).
- The use in a sport or game of aggressive, often dubious tactics, such as psychological intimidation or disruption of concentration, to gain an advantage over one's opponent.