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Definition of GAM

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Gam \Gam\ (g[a^]m), n. [fr. gamba leg.] a leg. [slang] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gam \Gam\ (g[a^]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gam"ming}.] (Naut.) (a) To gather in a gam; -- said of whales. (b) To engage in a gam, or (Local, U. S.) in social intercourse anywhere. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gam \Gam\ (g[a^]m), v. t. (Naut.)
     To have a gam with; to pay a visit to, esp. among whalers at sea. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gam \Gam\ (g[a^]m), n. [Orig. uncert., perh. from gammon, talk.]
     1. (Naut.) A herd, or school, of whales.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     2. A visit between whalers at sea; a holding of social intercourse between those on different vessels at sea, or (Local U. S.) between persons ashore. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     3. A visit between whalers at sea; a holding of social intercourse between those on different vessels at sea, or (Local U. S.) between persons ashore. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "gam":
     ankle, army, bayonet legs, be closeted with, bowlegs, bunch, calf, causerie, chat, cnemis, colony, coze, cozy chat, drift, drive, drove, drumstick, flock, foreleg, friendly chat, gamb, gambrel, gang, gigot, gossip, ham, heart-to-heart talk, herd, hind leg, hock, host, jamb, kennel, knee, leg, limb, litter, little talk, make conversation, pack, pod, podite, popliteal space, prattle, pride, prittle-prattle, school, scissor-legs, shank, shin, shoal, skulk, sloth, stems, stumps, tarsus, tete-a-tete, tittle-tattle, trip, troop, trotters, visit


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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