gal

noun (1)
\ ˈgal How to pronounce gal (audio) \

Definition of gal

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: girl, woman

gal

noun (2)

Definition of gal (Entry 2 of 4)

: a unit of acceleration equivalent to one centimeter per second per second used especially for values of gravity

Definition of gal (Entry 3 of 4)

1 gallery
2 gallon

Definition of Gal (Entry 4 of 4)

Galatians

First Known Use of gal

Noun (1)

1795, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gal

Noun (1)

alteration of girl, by loss of [r] and vowel raising

Noun (2)

Galileo Galilei

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“Gal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gal. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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gal.

abbreviation

Kids Definition of gal.

gallon

gal

abbreviation

Medical Definition of gal

1 galactose
2 gallon

GAL

abbreviation

Legal Definition of GAL

guardian ad litem

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