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gat

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\ˈgat\

Definition of gat

  1. archaic past of get




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gat

noun

Definition of gat

  1. :  a natural or artificial channel or passage



Origin and Etymology of gat

probably from Dutch, literally, hole; akin to Old English geat gate


First Known Use: 1723

Other Civil Engineering Terms


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gat

noun

Definition of gat

slang

  1. :  handgun



Origin and Etymology of gat

short for Gatling gun


First Known Use: 1897

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