Gane to Garble
(Gane) v. i. [See Yawn.] To yawn; to gape. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ga*ne"sa) n. (Hind. Myth.) The Hindoo god of wisdom or prudence.
He is represented as a short, fat, red-colored man, with a large belly and the head of an elephant. Balfour.
(Gang) v. i. [AS. gangan, akin to OS. & OHG. gangan, Icel. ganga, Goth. gaggan; cf. Lith.
engti to walk, Skr. jagha leg. &radic48. Cf. Go.] To go; to walk.
Obsolete in English literature, but still used in the North of England, and also in Scotland.
(Gang), n. [Icel. gangr a going, gang, akin to AS., D., G., & Dan. gang a going, Goth. gaggs
street, way. See Gang, v. i.]
1. A going; a course. [Obs.]
2. A number going in company; hence, a company, or a number of persons associated for a particular
purpose; a group of laborers under one foreman; a squad; as, a gang of sailors; a chain gang; a gang of
3. A combination of similar implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set; as,
a gang of saws, or of plows.
4. (Naut.) A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang of stays.
5. [Cf. Gangue.] (Mining) The mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
Gang board, or Gang plank. (Naut.) (a) A board or plank, with cleats for steps, forming a bridge
by which to enter or leave a vessel. (b) A plank within or without the bulwarks of a vessel's waist, for
the sentinel to walk on. Gang cask, a small cask in which to bring water aboard ships or in which
it is kept on deck. Gang cultivator, Gang plow, a cultivator or plow in which several shares are
attached to one frame, so as to make two or more furrows at the same time. Gang days, Rogation
days; the time of perambulating parishes. See Gang week Gang drill, a drilling machine having
a number of drills driven from a common shaft. Gang master, a master or employer of a gang
of workmen. Gang plank. See Gang board Gang plow. See Gang cultivator Gang
press, a press for operating upon a pile or row of objects separated by intervening plates. Gang
saw, a saw fitted to be one of a combination or gang of saws hung together in a frame or sash, and
set at fixed distances apart. Gang tide. See Gang week Gang tooth, a projecting tooth.
[Obs.] Halliwell. Gang week, Rogation week, when formerly processions were made to survey the
bounds of parishes. Halliwell. Live gang, or Round gang, the Western and the Eastern names,
respectively, for a gang of saws for cutting the round log into boards at one operation. Knight. Slabbing
gang, an arrangement of saws which cuts slabs from two sides of a log, leaving the middle part as a
(Gang"er) n. One who oversees a gang of workmen. [R.] Mayhew.
(Gan*get"ic) a. Pertaining to, or inhabiting, the Ganges; as, the Gangetic shark.
(Gang"-flow`er) n. (Bot.) The common English milkwort so called from blossoming in
gang week. Dr. Prior.
(Gan"gion) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A short line attached to a trawl. See Trawl, n.
(Gan"gli*ac Gan"gli*al) a. (Anat.) Relating to a ganglion; ganglionic.