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gabardine Tweet Definition of gabardine Like Definition of gabardine on Facebook
noun (plural: gabardines)
  1. a type of cloth with a diagonal ribbed texture on one side
gaberdine Tweet Definition of gaberdine Like Definition of gaberdine on Facebook
  1. a long cloak
gaiter Tweet Definition of gaiter Like Definition of gaiter on Facebook
  1. A covering of cloth or leather for the ankle and instep, or for the whole leg from the knee to the instep, fitting down upon the shoe.
  2. Part of the ecclesiatical garb of a bishop.
garb Tweet Definition of garb Like Definition of garb on Facebook
  1. A type of dress or clothing.
  2. (heraldry) A wheat sheaf.
  3. A measure of arrows in the Middle Ages.
:1957: Yorkshire supplied 500 bows, and 580 garbs of arrows, 360 of which had iron heads pointed with steel. — H. R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, page 118.
  1. (transitive) To dress in garb.
garment Tweet Definition of garment Like Definition of garment on Facebook
  1. A single item of clothing.
garter belt Tweet Definition of garter belt Like Definition of garter belt on Facebook
  1. An item of women's underwear consisting of a belt to which are attached garters for holding up stockings; suspender belt.
gaucho Tweet Definition of gaucho Like Definition of gaucho on Facebook
  1. A cowboy of the South American pampas.
gauntlet Tweet Definition of gauntlet Like Definition of gauntlet on Facebook
  1. (Armor) Protective armor for the hands.
  • 1786: The hands were defended by Gauntlets, these were sometimes of chain mail, but oftener of small plates of iron rivetted together, in imitation of the lobster's tail, so as to yield every motion of the hand, some gauntlets inclosed the whole hand, as in a box or case, others were divided into fingers, each finger consisting of eight or ten separate pieces, the inside gloved with buff leather, some of these reached no higher than the wrist, others to the elbow; the latter were stiled long armed gauntlets: many of them are to be seen in the Tower; for a representation of one of them, see plate 26, fig 6. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 22.
    1. (archaic) two parallel rows of attackers who strike at a criminal as punishment
    2. simultaneous attack from two or more sides
    3. (figurative) any challenging, difficult, or painful ordeal, often one performed for atonement or punishment
Gertrude Tweet Definition of Gertrude Like Definition of Gertrude on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female).
ghillie Tweet Definition of ghillie Like Definition of ghillie on Facebook
  1. (alternative spelling of, gillie)
GIMP Tweet Definition of GIMP Like Definition of GIMP on Facebook
  1. The GNU Image Manipulation Program, a computer program capable of manipulating digital images.
girdle Tweet Definition of girdle Like Definition of girdle on Facebook
  1. That which girds, encircles, or encloses; a circumference
  2. A belt; especially, a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist, often used to support stockings or hosiery.
  3. The zodiac; also, the equator.
  4. The line of greatest circumference of a w:Diamond cut, brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting.
  5. A thin bed or stratum of stone.
  6. The clitellus of an earthworm.
  7. A griddle.
verb (girdl, ing)
  1. (transitive) To gird, encircle, or constrain by such means.
  2. (transitive) To kill or stunt a tree by removing or inverting a ring of bark.
Glengarry Tweet Definition of Glengarry Like Definition of Glengarry on Facebook
noun (also "Glengarry bonnet" or "Glengarry cap"; pl. Glengarries)
  1. a brimless cap, longer than wider and creased lengthwise across the top, often with ribbons trailing behind, and frequently worn with the Scottish kilt.
glove Tweet Definition of glove Like Definition of glove on Facebook
  1. An item of clothing other than a mitten, covering all or part of the hand and fingers, but allowing independent movement of the fingers.
I wore gloves to keep my hands warm.
The champ laced on his gloves before the big bout.
  1. (baseball) The ability to catch a hit ball.
Frederico had a great , but he couldn't hit a curveball, so he never broke into the pros.
verb (glov, ing)
  1. (context, baseball, transitive) To catch the ball in a baseball mitt
He gloved the line drive for the third out.
  1. (transitive) To put on a glove.
Maxwell gloved his hand so that he wouldn't leave fingerprints, then pulled the trigger.
goffer Tweet Definition of goffer Like Definition of goffer on Facebook
verb to goffer
  1. To make wavy; to crimp.
    • 1985: w:John Fowles, John Fowles, A Maggot — On the back of a chair beside the bed sits perched above the discarded chip hat something apparently precious and taken from the opened bundle on the floor: a flat white cambric hat, its fronts and sides goffered into little flutes.
gore Tweet Definition of gore Like Definition of gore on Facebook
  1. (context, obsolete, _, except in dialects) dirt, Dirt, filth.
  2. blood, Blood, especially that from a wound when thickened due to exposure to the air.
verb (gor, ing)
  1. (context, of an animal) To pierce with the horns.
The bull gored the matador.
gorge Tweet Definition of gorge Like Definition of gorge on Facebook
  1. A deep narrow passage with steep rocky sides; a ravine
  2. The throat or gullet
verb (gorg, ing)
  1. (context, reflexive, followed by on) To eat greedily and in large quantities.
They gorged themselves on chocolate and cake.
  1. (slang) Gorgeous.
Oh, look at him, isn't he gorge!
gorget Tweet Definition of gorget Like Definition of gorget on Facebook
  1. (context, historical) A piece of armour for the throat.
    • 1968: Hawkmoon whipped his sword from the scabbard, leaped forward, and drove the blade into the throat of the warrior just below his . " Michael Moorcock, The Mad God's Amulet (Gollancz 2003, p. 209)
      1. An ornament for the neck; a necklace, ornamental collar, torque etc.
    • 1917: Washington Irving, wikisource:The_Legend_of_Sleepy_Hollow, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - "There was ... the golden-winged woodpecker, with his crimson crest, his broad black , and splendid plumage ..."
gossamer Tweet Definition of gossamer Like Definition of gossamer on Facebook
  1. A fine film or strand as of cobwebs, floating in the air or caught on bushes etc.
  2. A soft, sheer fabric.
  3. Anything delicate, light and flimsy.
  1. Tenuous, light, filmy or delicate.
"The heaven was spangled with tremulous stars, and at the horizon the clouds hung down in folds---God's robe trailing in the sea!" — Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)
gown Tweet Definition of gown Like Definition of gown on Facebook
noun (gowns)
  1. A loose, flowing upper garment
  2. The ordinary outer dress of a woman; as, a calico or silk gown.
  3. The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.; hence, the dress of peace; the dress of civil officers, in distinction from military.
  4. The university community.
In the perennial town versus battles, townies win some violent battles, but the collegians are winning the war.
  1. A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown.
  2. Any sort of dress or garb.
  3. The robe worn by a surgeon
grain Tweet Definition of grain Like Definition of grain on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) The harvested seeds of various grass-related food crops eg: wheat, corn, barley.
We stored a thousand tons of for the winter.
  1. (countable) A single seed of grain.
a of wheat
  1. (context, countable, uncountable) The crops from which grain is harvested.
The fields were planted with .
  1. (uncountable) A linear texture of a material or surface.
Cut along the of the wood.
  1. (countable) A single particle of a substance.
a of sand
a of salt
  1. (uncountable) A very small unit of weight, in England equal to 1/480 of an ounce troy, 0.0648 grams or, to be more exact, 64.79891 milligrams. A carat grain or pearl grain is 1/4 carat or 50 milligrams. The old French grain was 1/9216 livre or 53.11 milligrams, and in the mesures usuelles permitted from 1812 to 1839, with the livre redefined as 500 grams, it was 54.25 milligrams.
  2. (materials) a region within a material having a single crystal structure or direction
granny Tweet Definition of granny Like Definition of granny on Facebook
noun (grannies)
  1. (colloquial) A grandmother.
I'm going to be a .
  1. (context, colloquial, derogatory) An elderly woman.
There are too many grannies around here getting in the way.
greatcoat Tweet Definition of greatcoat Like Definition of greatcoat on Facebook
  1. a heavy overcoat
grommet Tweet Definition of grommet Like Definition of grommet on Facebook
  1. A reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce an eyelet.
  2. (context, surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding) A young or inexperienced surfer, skateboarder or snowboarder.
What do you over the pond skaterboarders say? Is there a global term to be used to label someone as a skateboarder? Does it matter? I suppose the only one you can apply widely is ""
G-string Tweet Definition of G-string Like Definition of G-string on Facebook
  1. (music) On a stringed musical instrument, the string that produces G.
  2. A scant covering for the genitalia, especially one worn by a stripper.
Guernsey Tweet Definition of Guernsey Like Definition of Guernsey on Facebook
proper noun (countable and uncountable; see definitions for plurals)
  1. (uncountable) The second-largest of the Channel Islands.
  2. (countable; plural ) A type of dairy cow bred in Guernsey.
  3. (countable; plural Guernseys) A knitted fisherman"s sweater of a type made on the island.
  4. (countable; plural Guernseys) A long-sleeved shirt worn by sportsmen, especially in rugby codes (historically).
  5. (countable; plural Guernseys) A team-liveried shirt (see jersey)
  6. (uncountable) Selection or election to a position (derived from the sense of a team-liveried shirt indicating membership in the team).
guimpe Tweet Definition of guimpe Like Definition of guimpe on Facebook
  1. a kind of high-necked blouse designed to be worn under low-cut dresses
  • 1997: All the nuns at the convent wore plain blouses and skirts except for Sister Edgar, who had permission from the motherhouse to fit herself out in the old things with the arcane names, the wimple, cincture and . " Don DeLillo?, Underworld
gusset Tweet Definition of gusset Like Definition of gusset on Facebook
noun (plural: gussets)
  1. A small piece of cloth inserted in a garment, for the purpose of strengthening some part or giving it a tapering enlargement.
  2. (Armor) A small piece of mail, providing some protection where two plates of armor are joined, usually at the elbows, under the shoulders, and behind the knees.
  3. (Machinery) A kind of bracket, or angular piece of iron, fastened in the angles of a structure to give strength or stiffness; esp., the part joining the barrel and the fire box of a locomotive boiler.
  4. (heraldry) An abatement or mark of dishonor in a coat of arms, resembling a gusset.

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