A cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one's own advantage
the president has dismissed the referendum as a ploy to buy time
gambit: an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
a maneuver in a game or conversation
Ploy (พลอย) is a 2007 Thai film written and directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. The film premiered during the Directors' Fortnight at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
Ploy is an abstract strategy board game for two or four players, commercially released by 3M Company in 1970, as part of the 3M bookshelf game series. The game is said to have a “chess-like feel.” As in chess, the game features several types of pieces, each with their own moving capabilities. ...
A tactic, strategy, or gimmick
A display of fake talent, intelligence or compassion performed in order to impress members of the opposite sex, and ultimately, to get laid. Men, particularly those on major sex droughts, are more likely to resort to ploys. ...
a means of gaining competitive advantage through specific maneuvers designed to outwit competitors or opponents.