a herd or school of whales.
Eastern New England, Nautical. a social meeting, visit, or the like, as between whaling vessels at sea.
verb (used without object), gammed, gamming.
(of whales) to assemble into a herd or school.
Nautical. (of the officers and crews of two whaling vessels) to visit or converse with one another for social purposes.
Eastern New England. to participate in a gam or social visit.
a school of whales
(nautical) an informal visit between crew members of whalers
(NZ) a flock of large sea birds
verb gams, gamming, gammed
(intransitive) (of whales) to form a school
(nautical) (of members of the crews of whalers) to visit (each other) informally
(transitive) (US) to visit or exchange visits with
(slang) a leg, esp a woman’s shapely leg
“a leg,” 1781, see gams.
A social visit; party (1893+)
[origin unknown; perhaps fr nautical use, ”a meeting of whaling ships at sea, with attendant talk and exchange of news” found by 1850; perhaps fr 18th-century gammon, ”talk, chatter”; probably ultimately fr Middle English gamon, ”to play, frolic”]
A leg, esp a woman’s leg •Most often in the plural: regarding her superb gams with affection/ Gavilan has spindly gams, a thin neck, and a wasp waist
[1781+; perhaps fr Northern French gambe, ”leg”]
gay Asian male
[gam-er] /ˈgæm ər/ noun, British Archaic. 1. an old woman. /ˈɡæmə/ noun 1. (rare, mainly Brit) a dialect word for an old woman: now chiefly humorous or contemptuous Compare gaffer (sense 1) n. “old woman,” 1570s, contraction of grandmother (cf. gaffer).
[gam] /gæm/ noun 1. a herd or school of whales. 2. Eastern New England, Nautical. a social meeting, visit, or the like, as between whaling vessels at sea. verb (used without object), gammed, gamming. 3. (of whales) to assemble into a herd or school. 4. Nautical. (of the officers and crews of two whaling vessels) […]
[gam-uh n] /ˈgæm ən/ Backgammon. noun 1. the game of . 2. a victory in which the winner throws off all his or her pieces before the opponent throws off any. verb (used with object) 3. to win a gammon over. [gam-uh n] /ˈgæm ən/ noun 1. a smoked or cured ham. 2. the lower […]
[ga-mop-uh-thee] /gæˈmɒp ə θi/ noun, Immunology. 1. a disorder of the immune system characterized by abnormally increased levels of immunoglobulins in the blood. gammopathy gam·mop·a·thy (gā-mŏp’ə-thē) n. A disturbance in immunoglobulin synthesis.