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-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.
[gam-ee] /ˈgæm i/ adjective, gammier, gammiest. British Informal. 1. disabled; lame: a gammy leg. /ˈɡæmɪ/ adjective -mier, -miest 1. (Brit, slang) (esp of the leg) malfunctioning, injured, or lame; game US equivalent gimpy
- Gamna-gandy bodies
Gamna-Gandy bodies Gam·na-Gan·dy bodies (gām’bə-gān’dē, -gäɴ-dē’, gäm’nä-) pl.n. Small firm nodules of fibrous tissue that are impregnated with iron pigment and calcium salts and that occur chiefly in the spleen in such conditions as congestive splenomegaly and sickle cell anemia. Also called Gamna-Gandy nodules, siderotic nodules.