American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A narrow passage extending inland from a shore; a channel.
- n. Slang A pistol.
- v. Archaic A past tense of get.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An old preterit of get.
- n. An obsolete form of goat.
- n. An opening or passage in a sand-bank; a way from the cliffs to the sea.
- n. Nautical, a channel among shoals.
- n. archaic, slang, in old westerns A Gatling gun.
- n. slang, 1920's gangster Any type of gun; usually in reference to a pistol.
- v. slang To shoot someone with a pistol or other handheld firearm.
- n. New Zealand, slang A guitar
- v. Scottish and Northern English Simple past of get.
GNU Webster's 1913
- obsolete imp. of get.
- n. a gangster's pistol
- From guitar, by shortening (Wiktionary)
- Probably Dutch, from Middle Dutch.Short for Gat(ling gun). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Colin says, nevertheless, that the Chiefs used the title gat or lakan, and the women dayang.”
“I'm still laughin gat what someone wrote here, my favorite line .. ". .if you put her brain in a bird, it would fly backwards.”
“Now it chanced that in the marketplace his eye lit on a certain fine boy whom he knew could not be of the country, & asking him his name gat for answer that he was called Olaf and his father Tryggvi Olafson and his mother Astrid, the daughter of Eirik Biodaskalli.”
“Since John is from the Snake Plissken School Of Indifference he passes unless he can bring his gat, that is.”
“No wailing word gat Gudrun, no thought she had to weep”
“Coicou insisted he never heard anyone say they were going to get a "gat," or a gun.”
“The only reason a black man would be arrested in your example is if he/she brought the 'gat' they are surley 'packin' into work the final day they were there.”
“I am thankful I have access to such terms as 'gat' and 'packin' due to the impeccibly vocal inner city youth made up of mostly african americans.”
“Moreover, before steam made coast traffic independent of wind, the sand-banks outside the roads were a great source of profit to the beach men, who went off in their long yawls to such craft as "missed stays" coming through a "gat," or managed to run aground on one of the sand-banks in some way or other.”
“Just as I come by that lumber-pile down yonder, a man hopped out an throwed a 'gat' under my nose.”
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