gat

\ ˈgat How to pronounce gat (audio) \

Definition of gat

 (Entry 1 of 3)

archaic past tense of get

gat

noun (1)

Definition of gat (Entry 2 of 3)

: a natural or artificial channel or passage

gat

noun

Definition of gat (Entry 3 of 3)

slang

First Known Use of gat

Noun (1)

1723, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gat

Noun (1)

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

Noun

short for Gatling gun

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20 Jan 2021

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“Gat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gat. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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