(Gat"ling gun`) [From the inventor, R.J. Gatling.] An American machine gun, consisting of
a cluster of barrels which, being revolved by a crank, are automatically loaded and fired.
The improved Gatling gun can be fired at the rate of 1,200 shots per minute. Farrow.
(Gat"ten tree`) [Cf. Prov. E. gatter bush.] (Bot.) A name given to the small trees called
guelder- rose cornel and spindle tree
(Gat"-toothed`) a. [OE. gat goat + tooth. See Goat the animal.] Goat-toothed; having a
lickerish tooth; lustful; wanton. [Obs.]
(||Gauche) n. [F.]
1. Left handed; hence, awkward; clumsy.
2. (Geom.) Winding; twisted; warped; - - applied to curves and surfaces.
(||Gauche`rie") n. [F.] An awkward action; clumsiness; boorishness.
(||Gau"cho) n., pl. Gauchos (-choz) [Sp.] One of the native inhabitants of the pampas, of
Spanish-American descent. They live mostly by rearing cattle.
(Gaud) n. [OE. gaude jest, trick, gaudi bead of a rosary, fr. L. gaudium joy, gladness. See Joy.]
1. Trick; jest; sport. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. Deceit; fraud; artifice; device. [Obs.] Chaucer.
3. An ornament; a piece of worthless finery; a trinket. "An idle gaud." Shak.
(Gaud), v. i. [Cf. F. se gaudir to rejoice, fr. L. gaudere. See Gaud, n.] To sport or keep festival.
[Obs.] "Gauding with his familiars. " [Obs.] Sir T. North.