Definitions for gammonˈgæm ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gam•monˈgæm ən(n.)

  1. a victory in backgammon in which the loser has not thrown off any pieces.

    Category: Games

  2. (v.t.)to beat by winning a gammon.

    Category: Games

Origin of gammon:

1720–30; see backgammon

gam•mon*ˈgæm ən(n.)

  1. a smoked or cured ham.

    Category: Cooking, British

  2. the lower end of a side of bacon.

    Category: Cooking, British

* Brit..

Origin of gammon:

1480–90; < dial. OF gambon ham, der. of gambe; see jamb

gam•mon*ˈgæm ən(n.)

  1. deceitful nonsense; bosh.

    Category: British

  2. (v.i.)to talk gammon.

    Category: British

* Brit. Informal..

Origin of gammon:

1710–20

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ham, jambon, gammon(noun)

    meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)

  2. gammon(noun)

    hind portion of a side of bacon

Wiktionary

  1. gammon(Noun)

    The lower or hind part of a side of bacon.

  2. gammon(Noun)

    A victory in backgammon achieved when the opponent has not taken a single stone; (also, rarely, backgammon, the game itself).

  3. gammon(Noun)

    A rope fastening a bowsprit to the stem of a ship (usually called a gammoning).

  4. gammon(Noun)

    Chatter, ridiculous nonsense.

  5. gammon(Verb)

    To cure bacon by salting.

  6. gammon(Verb)

    To lash with ropes (on a ship).

  7. gammon(Verb)

    To deceive, to lie plausibly.

  8. gammon(Verb)

    To beat by a gammon (without the opponent taking a stone).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gammon(noun)

    the buttock or thigh of a hog, salted and smoked or dried; the lower end of a flitch

  2. Gammon(verb)

    to make bacon of; to salt and dry in smoke

  3. Gammon(noun)

    backgammon

  4. Gammon(noun)

    an imposition or hoax; humbug

  5. Gammon(verb)

    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

  6. Gammon(verb)

    to impose on; to hoax; to cajole

  7. Gammon(verb)

    to fasten (a bowsprit) to the stem of a vessel by lashings of rope or chain, or by a band of iron


Translations for gammon

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gammon(noun)

the meat of the leg of a pig, salted and smoked.

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