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Definition of GIT

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Gate \Gate\ (g[=a]t), n. [OE. [yogh]et, [yogh]eat, giat, gate, door, AS. geat, gat, gate, door; akin to OS., D., & Icel. gat opening, hole, and perh. to E. gate a way, gait, and get, v. Cf. {Gate} a way, 3d {Get}.]
     1. A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed. [1913 Webster]

     2. An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit. [1913 Webster]

              Knowest thou the way to Dover?
              Both stile and gate, horse way and footpath. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Opening a gate for a long war.        --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

     3. A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Script.) The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might. [1913 Webster]

              The gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
                                                    --Matt. xvi.
                                                    18. [1913 Webster]

     5. In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Founding)
        (a) The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate. (b) The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece. [Written also {geat} and {git}.] [1913 Webster]

     {Gate chamber}, a recess in the side wall of a canal lock, which receives the opened gate.

     {Gate channel}. See {Gate}, 5.

     {Gate hook}, the hook-formed piece of a gate hinge.

     {Gate money}, entrance money for admission to an inclosure.

     {Gate tender}, one in charge of a gate, as at a railroad crossing.

     {Gate valva}, a stop valve for a pipe, having a sliding gate which affords a straight passageway when open.

     {Gate vein} (Anat.), the portal vein.

     {To break gates} (Eng. Univ.), to enter a college inclosure after the hour to which a student has been restricted.

     {To stand in the gate} or {To stand in the gates}, to occupy places or advantage, power, or defense. [1913 Webster]

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

Geat \Geat\ (g[=e]t), n. [See {Gate} a door.] (Founding) The channel or spout through which molten metal runs into a mold in casting. [Written also {git}, {gate}.] [1913 Webster]

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

Git \Git\ (g[i^]t), n. (Founding)
     See {Geat}.
     [1913 Webster] Gitana

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

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