from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A narrow passage extending inland from a shore; a channel.
- n. Slang A pistol.
- v. Archaic A past tense of get.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Gatling gun.
- n. Any type of gun; usually in reference to a pistol.
- v. To shoot someone with a pistol or other handheld firearm.
- n. A guitar
- v. Simple past of get.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. of get.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gangster's pistol
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.