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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gong  \Gong\,  n.  [AS.  gong,  gang,  a  going,  passage,  drain.  See 
  {Gang}.] 
  A  privy  or  jakes.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  {Gong  farmer},  {Gong  man},  a  cleaner  of  privies.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gong  \Gong\,  n. 
  1.  [Malayan  (Jav.)  g[=o]ng.]  An  instrument,  first  used  in  the 
  East,  made  of  an  alloy  of  copper  and  tin,  shaped  like  a 
  disk  with  upturned  rim,  and  producing,  when  struck,  a 
  harsh  and  resounding  noise. 
 
  O'er  distant  deserts  sounds  the  Tartar  gong. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  (Mach.)  A  flat  saucerlike  bell,  rung  by  striking  it  with  a 
  small  hammer  which  is  connected  with  it  by  various 
  mechanical  devices;  a  stationary  bell,  used  to  sound  calls 
  or  alarms;  --  called  also  {gong  bell}. 
 
  {Gong  metal},  an  alloy  (78  parts  of  copper,  22  of  tin),  from 
  which  Oriental  gongs  are  made 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gong 
  n  1:  a  percussion  instrument  consisting  of  a  metal  plate  that  is 
  struck  with  a  soft-headed  drumstick  [syn:  {tam-tam}] 
  2:  a  percussion  instrument  consisting  of  vertical  metal  tubes 
  of  different  lengths  that  are  struck  with  a  hammer  [syn:  {chime}, 
  {bell}] 
  v  :  sound  a  gong 




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