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gilly

noun

variant spelling of

1 : a male attendant on a Scottish Highland chief; broadly : attendant
2 chiefly Scotland and Ireland : a fishing and hunting guide
3 : a shoe with a low top and decorative lacing

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gilly

noun gil·ly \ ˈgilē \

Definition of gilly

plural -es
: a lumber wagon or any local wagon or truck hired for hauling circus or carnival paraphernalia

Origin and Etymology of gilly

7gill + -y


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gilly

verb \ " \

Definition of gilly

-ed/-ing/-es
transitive verb
: to transport by means of a gilly
intransitive verb
: to be transportable on a gilly

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