Gammon
Gammon Gam"mon, v. t. 1. To beat in the game of backgammon, before an antagonist has been able to get his ``men'' or counters home and withdraw any of them from the board; as, to gammon a person. In certain variants of the game one who gammons an opponent scores twice the normal value of the game. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. To impose on; to hoax; to cajole. [Colloq.] --Hood. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gammon — can mean:* A particular cut of bacon or ham (from an Old Northern French word Gambe for hind leg of the pig or ham) processed pork product * A synonym for Shelta, the language of the Irish Travellers * A victory in backgammon reached before the… …   Wikipedia

  • gammon — ‘bacon’ [15] is not related to the gammon [18] of backgammon. It comes from Old Northern French gambon (source also of modern French jambon ‘ham’), which was a derivative of gambe ‘leg’ – hence etymologically ‘leg meat’. This seems to go back… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • gammon — ‘bacon’ [15] is not related to the gammon [18] of backgammon. It comes from Old Northern French gambon (source also of modern French jambon ‘ham’), which was a derivative of gambe ‘leg’ – hence etymologically ‘leg meat’. This seems to go back… …   Word origins

  • gammon — gammon1 [gam′ən] n. [ME gambon < NormFr < dial. Fr gambe: see GAMB] 1. the bottom end of a side of bacon 2. a smoked or cured ham or side of bacon gammon2 [gam′ən] n. [ME gammen, var. of game, gamen: see GAME1 …   English World dictionary

  • Gammon — steht für: eine Mischsprache (auch als Shelta, Sheldru oder Cant bezeichnet) den doppelten Sieg einer Partie Backgammon den Familiennamen von: James Gammon (1940–2010), US amerikanischer Schauspieler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gammon — Gam mon (g[a^]m m[u^]n), n. [See 2d {Game}.] 1. Backgammon. [1913 Webster] 2. A victory in the game of backgammon in which one player gammons another, i. e., the winner bears off all of his pieces before his opponent bears off any pieces; as, he… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gammon — Gam mon, v. t. [Etymol. unknown.] (Naut.) To fasten (a bowsprit) to the stem of a vessel by lashings of rope or chain, or by a band of iron. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gammon — Gam mon (g[a^]m m[u^]n), n. [OF. gambon, F. jambon, fr. OF. gambe leg, F. jambe. See {Gambol}, n., and cf. {Ham}.] The buttock or thigh of a hog, salted and smoked or dried; the lower end of a flitch. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gammon — Gam mon (g[a^]m m[u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gammoned} (g[a^]m m[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gammoning}.] To make bacon of; to salt and dry in smoke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gammon — (Back G.), ein dem Puff verwandtes Brettspiel mit Steinen und Würfeln, ist in England nach sehr beliebt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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