Gammed
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.]

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  • gammed — n. school of whales, group of migrating whales (Nautical); social visit or friendly conversation at sea or ashore between whalers or other sailors (Shipping Slang); person s leg (Slang) v. meet at sea; engage in a gam; pay a social visit to… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gammed — past of gam …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Gamming — 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

  • gam — I. noun Etymology: probably ultimately from Lingua Franca gamba leg, from Italian, from Late Latin Date: circa 1785 slang leg II. noun Etymology: perhaps short for obsolete gammon talk Date: 1846 1. a visit or friendly conversation at sea or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gam — gam1 /gam/, n. Slang. a person s leg, esp. an attractive female leg. [1775 85; prob. < Polari < It gamba leg; see JAMB1] gam2 /gam/, n., v., gammed, gamming. n. 1. a herd or school of whales. 2. Eastern New Eng., Naut. a social meeting, visit, or …   Universalium

  • gam — I [[t]gæm[/t]] n. Slang. sex sts a person s leg, esp. a woman s well shaped leg • Etymology: 1775–85; prob. < Polari < It gamba leg; see jamb II gam [[t]gæm[/t]] n. v. gammed, gam•ming 1) a herd or school of whales 2) dial. +dial. navig. a… …   From formal English to slang

  • gam — I. /gæm/ (say gam) noun 1. a herd or school of whales. 2. a similar grouping of albatrosses. 3. Nautical and US a social meeting, visit, or the like, as between vessels at sea. –verb (gammed, gamming) –verb (i) 4. (of whales) to congregate in a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gam — ☆ gam1 [gam ] n. [prob. < Scand, as in Norw, Swed dial. gams, loose conversation < ON gems, akin to GAME1] 1. a social visit 2. a social visit or conversation between the crews of ships, esp. whaling ships, at sea 3. a school of whales vi.… …   English World dictionary

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