- the triangular area along a leech of a square sail, created by the presence of a gore.
Origin of goring
- Her·mann Wil·helm [her-mahn vil-helm, hur-muh n-wil-helm; German her-mahn vil-helm] /ˈhɛr mɑn ˈvɪl hɛlm, ˈhɜr mənˈwɪl hɛlm; German ˈhɛr mɑn ˈvɪl hɛlm/, 1893–1946, German field marshal and Nazi party leader.
- to pierce with or as if with a horn or tusk.
Origin of gore2
- to make or furnish with a gore or gores.
Origin of gore3
Examples from the Web for goring
In the car on the way, there was a story on the radio of a goring in Pamplona.Chicago’s Running of the Bulls
July 26, 2014
"To be able to display Her Majesty's coat of arms is something that the staff will be enormously proud of," Goring said.Kate's Wedding Hotel Gets Royal Honour
January 17, 2013
He attacks it as a bull a red cloak, goring it, stamping on it, tearing it to shreds.The Conquest of Fear
The guards had either been withdrawn, or Goring had arranged matters with them.
Mr. Goring, whom I had seen in the morning, was to have the one next mine.
Goring and I picked him reverently up and laid him on his bed.
Goring bowed his head, and Roland fell powerless on the floor.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
- blood shed from a wound, esp when coagulated
- informal killing, fighting, etc
- (tr) (of an animal, such as a bull) to pierce or stab (a person or another animal) with a horn or tusk
- a tapering or triangular piece of material used in making a shaped skirt, umbrella, etc
- a similarly shaped piece, esp of land
- (tr) to make into or with a gore or gores
- Al (bert) Jr. born 1948, US Democrat politician; vice president of the US (1993–2001); defeated in the disputed presidential election of 2000; leading environmental campaigner; shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the Intergovernmental Panel For Climate Change
- Hermann Wilhelm (ˈhɛrman ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1893–1946, German Nazi leader and field marshal. He commanded Hitler's storm troops (1923) and as Prussian prime minister and German commissioner for aviation (1933–45) he founded the Gestapo and mobilized Germany for war. Sentenced to death at Nuremberg, he committed suicide
Word Origin and History for goring
"triangular piece of ground," Old English gara, related to gar "spear" (see gar), on the notion of "triangularity." Hence also meanings "front of a skirt" (mid-13c.), and "triangular piece of cloth" (early 14c.).
Old English gor "dirt, dung, filth, shit," a Germanic word (cf. Middle Dutch goor "filth, mud;" Old Norse gor "cud;" Old High German gor "animal dung"), of uncertain origin. Sense of "clotted blood" (especially shed in battle) developed by 1560s.