ham, jambon, gammon(noun)
meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
hind portion of a side of bacon
A victory in the game of backgammon in which one player gammons another, i. e., the winner bears off all of his pieces before his opponent bears off any pieces; as, he won the match with three gammons in a row.
To beat in the game of backgammon, before an antagonist has been able to get his
The lower or hind part of a side of bacon.
A victory in backgammon achieved when the opponent has not taken a single stone; (also, rarely, backgammon, the game itself).
A rope fastening a bowsprit to the stem of a ship (usually called a gammoning).
Chatter, ridiculous nonsense.
To cure bacon by salting.
To lash with ropes (on a ship).
To deceive, to lie plausibly.
To beat by a gammon (without the opponent taking a stone).
the buttock or thigh of a hog, salted and smoked or dried; the lower end of a flitch
to make bacon of; to salt and dry in smoke
an imposition or hoax; humbug
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
to impose on; to hoax; to cajole
to fasten (a bowsprit) to the stem of a vessel by lashings of rope or chain, or by a band of iron
Origin: [See 2d Game.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gam′un, n. (mostly coll.) a hoax: nonsense, humbug.—v.t. to hoax, impose upon.—ns. Gamm′oner; Gamm′oning. [A.S. gamen, a game.]
gam′un, n. the preserved thigh of a hog. [O. Fr. gambon—gambe, a leg.]
gam′un, n. (naut.) the lashing of the bowsprit.—v.t. to lash the bowsprit with ropes.
The numerical value of gammon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of gammon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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