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gammon


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gammon  \Gam"mon\  (-m[u^]n),  n.  [OF.  gambon,  F.  jambon,  fr  OF 
  gambe  leg,  F.  jambe.  See  {Gambol},  n.,  and  cf  {Ham}.] 
  The  buttock  or  thigh  of  a  hog,  salted  and  smoked  or  dried; 
  the  lower  end  of  a  flitch.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gammon  \Gam"mon\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  beat  in  the  game  of  backgammon,  before  an  antagonist 
  has  been  able  to  get  his  ``men''  or  counters  home  and 
  withdraw  any  of  them  from  the  board;  as  to  gammon  a 
  person. 
 
  2.  To  impose  on  to  hoax;  to  cajole.  [Colloq.]  --Hood. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gammon  \Gam"mon\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gammoned}  (-m[u^]nd);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Gammoning}.] 
  To  make  bacon  of  to  salt  and  dry  in  smoke.  [1913  Webster] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gammon  \Gam"mon\,  n.  [See  2d  {Game}.] 
  1.  Backgammon. 
 
  2.  An  imposition  or  hoax;  humbug.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gammon  \Gam"mon\,  v.  t.  [Etymol.  unknown.]  (Naut.) 
  To  fasten  (a  bowsprit)  to  the  stem  of  a  vessel  by  lashings  of 
  rope  or  chain,  or  by  a  band  of  iron.  --Totten. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gammon 
  n  1:  thigh  of  a  hog  (usually  smoked)  [syn:  {ham},  {jambon}] 
  2:  hind  portion  of  a  side  of  bacon 




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