gat

1 of 3

archaic past tense of get

gat

2 of 3

noun (1)

: a natural or artificial channel or passage

gat

3 of 3

noun

slang

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

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

Noun

short for Gatling gun

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1723, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gat was in 1723

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Cite this Entry

“Gat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gat. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

gat

noun
ˈgat
slang

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