noun (1)
gad·​der | \ ˈgadə(r), -aad- \
plural -s

Definition of gadder

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that travels about habitually, restlessly, or with chiefly social purposes


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of gadder (Entry 2 of 2)

: a traveling drilling machine used in quarrying to make a line of holes into which gads are driven to break out the stone

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History and Etymology for gadder

Noun (1)

gad entry 3 + -er

Noun (2)

gad entry 2 + -er

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“Gadder.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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