variants: or less commonly gansh \ ˈganch , -​ȧ-​ \

Definition of ganch

: to execute or kill by impaling on stakes or hooks field mice … ganched upon the hooks— D. C. Peattie

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History and Etymology for ganch

modification of Turkish kancalamak to put on a hook, from kanca large hook, modification of Greek gampsos curved

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“Ganch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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