from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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).
- n. 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.
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- n. The use of legal but unsporting tactics to gain an advantage over one’s opponent
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- n. the use of dubious (although not technically illegal) methods to win a game
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I admit this kind of gamesmanship is beyond my ken.
It always seemed like a lot of PR gamesmanship from a goodly percentage of folks on both sides.
WASHINGTON — A top Washington regulator waded into a programming-fee dispute between Cablevision Systems Corp. and News Corp. 's Fox Television division, telling the two sides that "the time for petty gamesmanship is over."
We need REAL REFORM, not political gamesmanship from the ultra-left.
With Phelps and Bowman being coy about what will be on Phelps 'program in Beijing, Schubert admits some gamesmanship is involved.
Some say that gamesmanship is common among scouts who gather before each game.
Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has fanned the flames ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona by calling for referee Frank de Bleeckere to act upon any gamesmanship from the Catalan side.
Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has fanned the flames ahead of tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona by calling for referee Frank de Bleeckere to act upon any gamesmanship from the Catalan side.
His gamesmanship is a disturbing reminder that the House minority leader cares more about winning elections than keeping the country safe.
He was a lot dirtier, but it was called gamesmanship in his day.