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gap Tweet Definition of gap Like Definition of gap on Facebook
noun
  1. An opening in anything made by breaking or parting
a gap in a fence
He made a by kicking a weak spot.
  1. An opening allowing passage or entrance
We can slip through that .
  1. An opening that implies a breach or defect
There is a between the roof and the gutter.
  1. A vacant space or time
I have a in my schedule next Tuesday.
  1. A hiatus.
I'm taking a .
  1. A mountain pass.
The exploring party went through the high in the mountains.
  1. (baseball) The regions between the outfielders.
Jones doubled through the .
verb (gap, p, ing)
  1. (transitive) To notch, as a sword or knife.
  2. (transitive) To make an opening in; to breach.
general aviation Tweet Definition of general aviation Like Definition of general aviation on Facebook
noun general aviation
  1. the section of the aviation industry that excludes both military and commercial passenger transport; for example sightseeing, pleasure flights, etc.
giro Tweet Definition of giro Like Definition of giro on Facebook
noun
  1. (Europe) A direct transfer of funds between different account holders, usually on a regular basis.
  2. (informal) unemployment benefit cheque.
glider Tweet Definition of glider Like Definition of glider on Facebook
noun
  1. An aircraft that flies without using an engine. If the pilot of a glider is hung beneath the wing, then the glider may be either a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_glider hang glider type or a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragliding paraglider. When the pilot is in a fuselage and not hung below the wing, then the glider may also be referred to as a sailplane.
  2. A vehicle without powertrain.
  3. (mathematics, game of life) A configuration which recurs periodically, each time at a fixed offset from the last appearance.
gondola Tweet Definition of gondola Like Definition of gondola on Facebook
noun
  1. (Venice) A small long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, propelled with a single oar.
  2. An enclosed car attached to a cable mechanically lifted up the side of a mountain; an enclosed ski-lift.
  3. A type of train-car with short sides, open on top.
  4. The car of a hot-air balloon or zeppelin.
Gosport Tweet Definition of Gosport Like Definition of Gosport on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Hampshire, England, next to Portsmouth
gyrocopter Tweet Definition of gyrocopter Like Definition of gyrocopter on Facebook
noun
  1. (aviation) An autogyro, similar to a helicopter.

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