gat

1
[ gat ]
/ gæt /

verb Archaic.

simple past tense of get.

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Definition for gat (2 of 3)

gat2
[ gat ]
/ gæt /

noun Older Slang.

a pistol or revolver.

Origin of gat

2
1900–05, Americanism; shortening of Gatling gun

Definition for gat (3 of 3)

gat3
[ gat ]
/ gæt /

noun

a passage or channel that extends inland from a shore through shoals, cliffs, etc.

Origin of gat

3
First recorded in 1715–25, gat is from the Old Norse word gat hole, opening
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British Dictionary definitions for gat (1 of 3)

gat1
/ (ɡæt) /

verb

archaic a past tense of get

British Dictionary definitions for gat (2 of 3)

gat2
/ (ɡæt) /

noun

slang, mainly US a pistol or revolver

Word Origin for gat

C20: shortened from Gatling gun

British Dictionary definitions for gat (3 of 3)

gat3
/ (ɡæt) /

noun

a narrow channel of water

Word Origin for gat

C18: probably from Old Norse gat passage; related to gate 1
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