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

  • noun The use of aggressive or dubious tactics, such as psychological intimidation or disruption of concentration, to gain an advantage over one's opponent while still observing the rules in a sport or game.
  • noun The use of expedients or morally questionable acts to gain an advantage, as in politics.

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  • noun The use of legal but unsporting tactics to gain an advantage over one’s opponent

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

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