Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A spear or dart.
  • n. An iron crow or lever.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A spear or dart.
  • n. An iron crow or lever.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 1. A spear; a javelin.
  • n. An iron crow or lever.

Etymologies

Old English gaveloc a dart, Anglo-Saxon gafeluc; compare Icelandic gaflok, Middle High German, Old French gavelot, glavelot, French javelot, Irish gabhla spear, Welsh gaflach fork, dart, English glave, gaff. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To "jilt," to throw or dash water on a person; "gellock" (gavelock), an iron lever or crowbar.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

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  • An earwig; also gelloch or golach. --Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.

    May 18, 2011

  • a spear or dart

    January 22, 2009