ploy definition

  • noun:
    • An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain a bonus indirectly or deviously; a maneuver: "An Average ploy will be feign disease, procure medicine, after that offer it regarding black-market” ( Jill Smolowe).
    • A tactic, strategy, or gimmick.
    • recreation; frolic.
    • Employment.
    • A harmless frolic; a merrymaking.
    • a maneuver in a game or conversation
    • an opening comment intended to secure a benefit the speaker
  • verb:
    • To form a column from a line of soldiers on some designated subdivision.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To form a column from a line of soldiers on some designated subdivision; -- the exact opposite of deploy.
  • others:
    • Milit., to maneuver from range into line: the contrary of deploy.

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