gapes
gapes \gapes\ (g[=a]ps), n. See as {the gapes}, under {gape}, n.. [1913 Webster]

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  • gapes — gāps n pl but sing in constr a disease of birds and esp. young birds in which gapeworms invade and irritate the trachea * * * (gāps) infestation of the trachea of birds by the gapeworm Syngamus trachea, which causes gasping and choking …   Medical dictionary

  • gapes — /ˈgeɪps/ (say gayps) plural noun (construed as singular) 1. Veterinary Science a disease of poultry and other birds, attended with frequent gaping, due to infestation of the trachea and bronchi with gapeworms. 2. a fit of yawning: he has the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gapes — gapy, adj. /gayps, gaps/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. Vet. Pathol. a parasitic disease of poultry and other birds, characterized by frequent gaping due to infestation of the trachea and bronchi with gapeworms. 2. a fit of yawning. [see GAPE, S3] …   Useful english dictionary

  • gapes — gapy, adj. /gayps, gaps/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. Vet. Pathol. a parasitic disease of poultry and other birds, characterized by frequent gaping due to infestation of the trachea and bronchi with gapeworms. 2. a fit of yawning. [see GAPE, S3] …   Universalium

  • gapes — n. yawning sickness (in birds); fit of yawning geɪp n. open mouthed stare; yawn v. stare with an open mouth; yawn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gapes — pages …   Anagrams dictionary

  • gapes — [[t]geɪps, gæps[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) 1) vet a parasitic disease of poultry and other birds, characterized by frequent gaping due to infestation of the trachea and bronchi with gapeworms 2) vet a fit of yawning …   From formal English to slang

  • Mike Gapes — MP Member of Parliament for Ilford South Incumbent Assumed office 9 April 1992 Preceded by Neil Thorne Majorit …   Wikipedia

  • The gapes — Gape Gape, n. 1. The act of gaping; a yawn. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The width of the mouth when opened, as of birds, fishes, etc. [1913 Webster] {The gapes}. (a) A fit of yawning. (b) A disease of young poultry and other birds,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the gapes — a disease of birds with gaping of the mouth as a symptom, caused by infestation with gapeworm. → gape …   English new terms dictionary

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