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 4th Gammon.] The act of imposing upon or hoaxing a person. [Colloq.]

(||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 edges Gray.

(Gam`o*sep"al*ous) a. [Gr. marriage + E. sepal.] (Bot.) Formed of united sepals; monosepalous.

(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. Goldsmith.

(Gam"mon), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gammoned (-mund); p. pr. & vb. n. Gammoning.] To make bacon of; to salt and dry in smoke.
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(Gam"mon), n. [See 2d Game.]

1. Backgammon.

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.

(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.

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