gat

\ ˈgat How to pronounce gat (audio) \

Definition of gat

 (Entry 1 of 3)

archaic past of get

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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“Gat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gat. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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