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noun (galler, ies)
  1. A, institution, building, or room for the exhibition and conservation of work of art, works of art.
  2. An establishment that buys, sells, and displays works of art.
  3. uppermost, Uppermost seating area projecting from the rear or side walls of a theater, concert hall, or auditorium.
gangue Tweet Definition of gangue Like Definition of gangue on Facebook
noun
  1. (mining) The earthy waste substances occurring in metallic ore.
    Quotations
    • 1995: Thus the percentage recovery of metal from the ore was much higher than in the primitive process where the semi-vitrified and half-smelted ore are typically rich in prills of copper and copper minerals. — Paul T. Craddock, Early Metal Mining and Production, page 147.
gangway Tweet Definition of gangway Like Definition of gangway on Facebook
noun
  1. A passageway through which to enter or leave, such as one between seating areas in an auditorium, or between two buildings.
  2. A temporary bridge such as one between a ship and the shore.
  3. A temporary passageway made of planks.
  4. (British) An aisle.
  5. (nautical): A passage along either side of a ship's upper deck.
Giant Tweet Definition of Giant Like Definition of Giant on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (baseball) A player on the team the "San Francisco Giants".
  2. A player on the team the "New York Giants".
Giants
  1. (baseball) The team w:San Francisco Giants, The San Francisco Giants.
  2. The team w:New York Giants, The New York Giants.
glory hole Tweet Definition of glory hole Like Definition of glory hole on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, mining) originally, a hole in a mineshaft where an orebody is mined upwards until it breaks through the surface into the open air.
  2. (context, slang, sexual) a hole in a screen or wall big enough to allow an erect penis to be stuck through, made to have anonymous sex with another person. Glory holes are often found in public toilets and are likely to be used for gay male activities.
  3. (context, slang) a military trench.
gob Tweet Definition of gob Like Definition of gob on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) A lump of soft or sticky material.
  2. (context, UK, countable, slang) The mouth.
He's always stuffing her with fast food.
Oi, you, shut your !
She's got such a on her - she's always gossiping about someone or other.
  1. (context, uncountable, slang) Saliva or phlegm.
He spat a big ball of on to the pavement.
  1. (context, US military slang) Sailor.
verbto gob
  1. To spit, especially to spit phlegm
gold mine Tweet Definition of gold mine Like Definition of gold mine on Facebook
noun
  1. A mine for gold ore or metal.
South Africa has many goldmines.
  1. (idiom) A very profitable economic venture.
This oil deposit is a regular . We make more and more money every year!
  1. (idiom) A plentiful stockpile of something sought after.
The Smithsonian Institute is a goldmine of knowledge, but like most mines, you have to dig for the good stuff.

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