Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who plays a sport or game, especially skillfully or avidly.
  • noun One who practices gamesmanship.

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  • noun One who engages in gamesmanship.

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Examples

  • "Of all the problems which face the golf gamesman," Mr. Potter wrote, "the problem of pure good play is the most difficult to fight."

    The Art of Gamesmanship

  • The gamesman emerged in the twentieth century when social character became more self-affirmative and the spirit more meritocratic.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • The whole thing is a bunch of political spin from a master political gamesman who claims to be running against political gamesmanship.

    Sound Politics: Fallout of the McGavick DUI Story is More Evidence Civility Theme Works

  • Fair but detached, the gamesman has welcomed the era of rights and equal opportunity as both a fair and an efficient climate for moving the ‘best’ to the ‘top’ Maccoby, 1979, p.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • The second ideal leader, the empire builder, the lionlike jungle fighter with patriarchal power, gave way to the third ideal, the gamesman.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Maccoby (1979) posited three ideal types of leaders of business and industry in a longer view of production in the United States in the past 200 years: (1) craftsman, (2) jungle fighter, and (3) gamesman.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Dominique's Comaneci connection is played up and down by Karolyi, at 54, gymnastics 'consummate gamesman.

    On The Beam

  • The gamesman enjoys challenges and is daring, willing to innovate and to take risks Maccoby, 1976.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Fair but detached, the gamesman has welcomed the era of rights and equal opportunity as both a fair and an efficient climate for moving the ‘best’ to the ‘top’ Maccoby, 1979, p.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • With a boyish, informal style, … the gamesman controls subordinates by persuasion, enthusiasm, and seduction rather than heavy and humiliating commands.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

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