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opening move

n. the first of a series of actions; "he memorized all the important chess openings" [syn: first step, initiative, opening]

Usage examples of "opening move".

As always, he and John had flipped a coin to see who made the opening move.

The young sailor watched his opponent's eyes, waiting for the captain's opening move.

I had expected a strong opening move, but this one does you credit.

Spock decided to play white and take the advantage of the opening move.

Five minutes later, she was fed an opening move, an easy-looking one.

Twenty minutes for their sea-based ones, and as little as two hours from those goddamned invisible tactical bombers, which would be the most advantageous opening move.

He is also said to be requesting more troops from Sparta, for he fears the murder may be the opening move in a revolt.