Gatch
Gatch Gatch (g[a^]ch), n. [Per. gach mortar.] Plaster as used in Persian architecture and decorative art.

{Gatch decoration}, decoration in plaster often producing design of great beauty.

{Gatch work}, work in which gatch is employed; also, articles of gatch ornamentation collectively. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Gatch — n. family name; Willis D. Gatch (1878 1961), United States surgeon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gatch — noun A form of plaster of Paris formerly used in Persia …   Wiktionary

  • Gatch — Willis D., U.S. surgeon, 1878–1961. See G. bed …   Medical dictionary

  • gatch — ˈgach, ˈgäch noun ( es) Etymology: Persian gach, from Middle Persian : a plaster used especially in Persian architectural ornamentation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gatch decoration — Gatch Gatch (g[a^]ch), n. [Per. gach mortar.] Plaster as used in Persian architecture and decorative art. {Gatch decoration}, decoration in plaster often producing design of great beauty. {Gatch work}, work in which gatch is employed; also,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gatch work — Gatch Gatch (g[a^]ch), n. [Per. gach mortar.] Plaster as used in Persian architecture and decorative art. {Gatch decoration}, decoration in plaster often producing design of great beauty. {Gatch work}, work in which gatch is employed; also,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gatch bed — gach n HOSPITAL BED Gatch Willis Dew (1878 1954) American surgeon. Gatch did research in experimental and clinical surgery, shock occurring during or after a surgical operation, burns, and diseases of the biliary passages. He introduced his… …   Medical dictionary

  • gatch bed — ˈgach noun Usage: usually capitalized G Etymology: after Willis D. Gatch b1878 American surgeon : hospital bed …   Useful english dictionary

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