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gamesmanship

in sport, the use of unfair tactics or methods, which are not strictly against the rules of the sport, in order to obtain an advantage over one's opponent(s), such as feigning injury or engaging in other time-wasting strategies in order to delay the game.
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Not until 1898, when gamesmen planted the first flags in a rudimentary nine-hole course, did the sport of golf become synonymous with Pinehurst.
But Knox's hard-line style may be out of touch with much of the NRA's rank-and-file membership, which traditionally encompasses hunters, gamesmen, and gun collectors.
Sometimes I beat some of the gamesmen, but that's just icing on the cake.
One southern California IDPA club is ramrodded by one of the most avid gamesmen from the Southwest Pistol League.
These existential executives are gamesmen, creative risk takers, who want to win (Maccoby 1976).