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Meaning of GAMMON

Pronunciation:  'gamun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  hind portion of a side of bacon
  2. [n]  meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
 

GAMMON is a 6 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: ham, jambon
 
 See Also: bacon, cut of pork, flitch, prosciuto, side of bacon, Virginia ham

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
  3. \Gam"mon\, n. [See 2d {Game}.]
    1. Backgammon.
    
    2. An imposition or hoax; humbug. [Colloq.]
    
    
  4. \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.
    
    
  5. \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.
    
    
 
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