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gat

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[ gat ]
/ gæt /
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verb Archaic.
simple past tense of get.
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Other definitions for gat (2 of 3)

gat2
[ gat ]
/ gæt /

noun Older Slang.
a pistol or revolver.

Origin of gat

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An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; shortening of Gatling gun

Other definitions 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

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First recorded in 1715–25; from Old Norse 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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