(Gam*ma"di*on) n. A cross formed of four capital gammas, formerly used as a mysterious
ornament on ecclesiastical vestments, etc. See Fylfot.
(Gam"mer) n. [Possibly contr. fr. godmother; but prob. fr. grammer for grandmother. Cf.
Gaffer.] An old wife; an old woman; correlative of gaffer, an old man.
(Gam"mon) n. [OF. gambon, F. jambon, fr. OF. gambe leg, F. jambe. See Gambol, n.,
and cf. Ham.] The buttock or thigh of a hog, salted and smoked or dried; the lower end of a flitch.
(Gam"mon), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gammoned (-mund); p. pr. & vb. n. Gammoning.] To
make bacon of; to salt and dry in smoke.
(Gam"mon), n. [See 2d Game.]
2. An imposition or hoax; humbug. [Colloq.]
(Gam"mon), v. t.
1. To beat in the game of backgammon, before an antagonist has been able to get his "men" or counters
home and withdraw any of them from the board; as, to gammon a person.
2. To impose on; to hoax; to cajole. [Colloq.] Hood.
(Gam"mon), v. t. [Etymol. unknown.] (Naut.) To fasten (a bowsprit) to the stem of a vessel
by lashings of rope or chain, or by a band of iron. Totten.
Gammoning fashion, in the style of gammoning lashing, that is, having the turns of rope crossed.
Gammoning hole (Naut.), a hole cut through the knee of the head of a vessel for the purpose of
gammoning the bowsprit.
(Gam"mon*ing), n. [From 5th Gammon.] (Naut.) The lashing or iron band by which the
bowsprit of a vessel is secured to the stem to opposite the lifting action of the forestays.
(Gam"mon*ing), n. [From 4th Gammon.] The act of imposing upon or hoaxing a person.
(||Gam`o*gen"e*sis) n. [Gr. marriage + E. genesis.] (Biol.) The production of offspring
by the union of parents of different sexes; sexual reproduction; the opposite of agamogenesis.
(Gam`o*ge*net"ic) a. (Biol.) Relating to gamogenesis. Gam`o*ge*net"ic*al*ly, adv.
(Gam`o*mor"phism) n. [Gr. marriage + form, shape.] (Biol.) That stage of growth or
development in an organism, in which the reproductive elements are generated and matured in preparation
for propagating the species.
(Gam`o*pet"al*ous) a. [Gr. marriage + E. petalous: cf. F. gamopétale.] (Bot.) Having
the petals united or joined so as to form a tube or cup; monopetalous.
(Ga*moph"yl*lous) a. [Gr. marriage + leaf.] (Bot.) Composed of leaves united by their
(Gam`o*sep"al*ous) a. [Gr. marriage + E. sepal.] (Bot.) Formed of united sepals; monosepalous.