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Definition of "gammoning" [gam•mon•ing]

  • Rope lashings on the bowsprit of a boat. (noun)
  • Present participle of gammon. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gammoning" in a sentence
  • "They did not entirely believe in Gray's complaints, they thought he was "gammoning" -- trying to get out of his fair share of the work."
  • "Of these, the most important is called the gammoning, which consists of a strong and well-stretched hawser, passed up and down successively, in perpendicular turns, over the bowsprit and through a hole horizontally cut in the stem."
  • ""I can't make any promise," replied I. "Then I can't tell," replied he, "so I may e'en go on deck and tell father that I cannot manage it;" and as he said the latter part of this speech, the undaunted little villain actually laughed at the idea of gammoning his father, as he termed it."
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