gangion

noun

gan·​gion
ˈganjēən,
-jə̇n
variants or gangin or less commonly gangen
-jə̇n
plural -s
: one of the short lengths of moderate-weight line that bear hooks and are attached at regular intervals to the groundline of a setline by beckets by heavy twine

Word History

Etymology

alteration of ganging entry 2

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near gangion

Cite this Entry

“Gangion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gangion. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!