[ gawr-ing, gor- ]

  1. the triangular area along a leech of a square sail, created by the presence of a gore.

Origin of goring

First recorded in 1620–30; gore3 + -ing1

Words Nearby goring

Other definitions for Göring (2 of 2)


or Goe·ring

[ gair-ing, gur-; German gœ-ring ]

  1. Her·mann Wil·helm [her-mahn vil-helm, hur-muhn-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.

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How to use goring in a sentence

  • Streatley receives more assistance from goring, however, than is generally acknowledged in set phrase.

  • Then he reloaded and began firing among the bullocks, now jammed and goring one another at the entrance of a narrow alley.

    The Adventures of Harry Revel | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • A complete suit of mail, with coif and mufflers, late twelfth century, said to have been found in a coffin in goring Church.

    Armour in England | J. Starkie Gardner

British Dictionary definitions for Göring



/ (German ˈɡøːrɪŋ) /

  1. 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

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