Gally Gal"ly noun See Galley , noun , 4.
Gallygaskins Gal`ly·gas"kins noun plural See Galligaskins .
Galoche, Galoshe Ga·loche", Ga·loshe"
[ Middle English galoche
, shoe, French galoche
galoche, perhaps altered from Latin gallica
a Gallic shoe, or from Late Latin calopedia
wooden shoe, or shoe with a wooden sole, Greek ..., dim. of ..., ..., a shoemaker's last; ... wood + ... foot.] 1. A clog or patten.
Nor were worthy [ to] unbuckle his galoche . Chaucer. 2. Hence: An overshoe worn in wet weather. 3. A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.
Galoot Ga·loot" noun A noisy, swaggering, or worthless fellow; a rowdy. [ Slang, U. S.]
Galop Gal"op noun [ French] (Mus.) A kind of lively dance, in 2-4 time; also, the music to the dance.
Galore Ga·lore" noun & adjective [ Scot. gelore , gilore , galore , from Gael . gu leòr , enough; gu- to, also an adverbial prefix + leòr , leòir , enough; or from Ir. goleor , the same word.] Plenty; abundance; in abundance.
Galosh Ga·losh" noun 1. Same as Galoche , Galoshe . 2. A strip of material, as leather, running around a shoe at and above the sole, as for protection or ornament.
Galoshe Ga·loshe" noun Same as Galoche .
Galpe Galpe intransitive verb To gape,; to yawn. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Galsome Gal"some adjective [ Gall bitterness + some .] Angry; malignant. [ Obsolete] Bp. Morton.
Galt Galt noun [ See Gault .] Same as Gault .
Galvanic Gal·van"ic adjective [ From Galvani , a professor of physiology at Bologna, on account of his connection (about 1780) with the discovery of dynamical or current electricity: confer French galvanique .] Of or pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, galvanism; employing or producing electrical currents. Galvanic battery (Electricity) , an apparatus for generating electrical currents by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; -- now usually called voltaic battery . See Battery . -- Galvanic circuit or circle . (Electricity) See under Circuit . -- Galvanic pile (Electricity) , the voltaic pile. See under Voltaic .
Galvanism Gal"va·nism noun [ From Galvani : confer French galvanisme . See Galvanic .] (Physics) (a) Electricity excited by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; dynamical electricity. (b) The branch of physical science which treats of dynamical elecricity, or the properties and effects of electrical currents. » The words galvanism and galvanic , formerly in very general use, are now rarely employed. For the latter, voltaic , from the name of Volta , is commonly used.
Galvanist Gal"va·nist noun One versed in galvanism.
Galvanization Gal"va·niza`tion noun The act of process of galvanizing.
Galvanize Gal"va·nize transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Galvanized ; p pr. & verbal noun Galvanizing .] [ Confer French galvaniser .] 1. To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents. 2. To plate, as with gold, silver, etc., by means of electricity. 3. To restore to consciousness by galvanic action (as from a state of suspended animation); hence, to stimulate or excite to a factitious animation or activity. 4. To coat, as iron, with zinc. See Galvanized iron . Galvanized iron , formerly, iron coated with zink by electrical deposition; now more commonly, iron coated with zink by plunging into a bath of melted zink, after its surface has been cleaned by friction with the aid of dilute acid.
Galvanizer Gal"va·ni`zer noun One who, or that which, galvanize.
Galvanocaustic Gal·van`o·caus"tic adjective [ Galvanic + caustic .] Relating to the use of galvanic heat as a caustic, especially in medicine.
Galvanocautery Gal·van`o·cau"ter·y noun (Medicine) Cautery effected by a knife or needle heated by the passage of a galvanic current.
Galvanoglyphy Gal`va·nog"ly·phy noun [ Galvanic + Greek ... to engrave.] Same as Glyphography .
Galvanograph Gal·van"o·graph noun [ Galvanic + -graph .] (Engraving) A copperplate produced by the method of galvanography; also, a picture printed from such a plate.
Galvanographic Gal·van`o·graph"ic adjective Of or pertaining to galvanography.
Galvanography Gal`va·nog"ra·phy noun [ Galvanic + -graphy .] 1. The art or process of depositing metals by electricity; electrotypy. 2. A method of producing by means of electrotyping process (without etching) copperplates which can be printed from in the same manner as engraved plates.
Galvanologist Gal`va·nol"o·gist noun One who describes the phenomena of galvanism; a writer on galvanism.
Galvanology Gal`va·nol"o·gy noun [ Galvanic + -logy .] A treatise on galvanism, or a description of its phenomena.
Galvanometer Gal`va·nom"e·ter noun [ Galvanic + -meter : confer French galvanomètre .] (Electricity) An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle. Differential galvanometer . See under Differental , adjective -- Sine galvanometer , Cosine galvanometer , Tangent galvanometer (Electricity) , a galvanometer in which the sine, cosine, or tangent respectively, of the angle through which the needle is deflected, is proportional to the strength of the current passed through the instrument.
Galvanometric Gal·van`o·met"ric adjective Of, pertaining to, or measured by, a galvanometer.
Galvanometry Gal`va·nom"e·try noun The art or process of measuring the force of electric currents.
Galvanoplastic Gal·van`o·plas"tic adjective [ Galvanic + -plastic .] Of or pertaining to the art or process of electrotyping; employing, or produced by, the process of electolytic deposition; as, a galvano-plastic copy of a medal or the like.
Galvanoplasty Gal·van"o·plas`ty noun [ Confer French galanoplastie .] The art or process of electrotypy.
Galvanopuncture Gal·van`o·punc"ture noun (Medicine) Same as Electro-puncture .
Galvanoscope Gal·van`o·scope noun [ Galvanic + -scope : confer French galvanoscope .] (Electricity) An instrument or apparatus for detecting the presence of electrical currents, especially such as are of feeble intensity.
Galvanoscopic Gal·van`o·scop"ic adjective Of or pertaining to a galvanoscope.
Galvanoscopy Gal`va·nos"co·py noun (Physiol.) The use of galvanism in physiological experiments.
Galvanotonus Gal`va·not"o·nus noun [ New Latin , from English galvanic + Greek ... to tone.] (Physiol.) Same as Electrotonus .
Galvanotropism Gal`va·not"ro·pism noun [ Galvanic + Greek ... to turn.] (Botany) The tendency of a root to place its axis in the line of a galvanic current.
Galwes Gal"wes noun Gallows. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Gam Gam noun [ Orig. uncert.] (Nautical) (a) A herd, or school, of whales. (b) A visit between whalers at sea; a holding of social intercourse between those on different vessels at sea, or (Local U. S.) between persons ashore.
Gam Gam intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Gammed ; present participle & verbal noun Gam"ming .] (Nautical) (a) To gather in a gam; -- said of whales. (b) To engage in a gam, or (Local, U. S.) in social intercourse anywhere.
Gam Gam transitive verb (Nautical) To have a gam with; to pay a visit to, esp. among whalers at sea.
Gama grass Ga"ma grass` [ From Gama , a cluster of the Maldive Islands.] (Botany) A species of grass ( Tripsacum dactyloides ) tall, stout, and exceedingly productive; cultivated in the West Indies, Mexico, and the Southern States of North America as a forage grass; -- called also sesame grass .
Gamashes Ga·mash"es noun plural [ French gamaches .] High boots or buskins; in Scotland, short spatterdashes or riding trousers, worn over the other clothing.
Gamba Gam"ba noun A viola da gamba.
Gambadoes Gam·ba"does noun plural
[ I. or Spanish gamba
leg. See Gambol
] Same as Gamashes .
His thin legs tenanted a pair of gambadoes fastened at the side with rusty clasps. Sir W. Scott.
Gambeer Gam·beer" transitive verb [ Confer French gambier a kind of hook.] (Fishing) To gaff, as mackerel.
Gambeson Gam"be·son noun Same as Gambison .
Gambet Gam"bet noun [ Fr. gambette , or Italian gambetta .] (Zoology) Any bird of the genuis Totanus . See Tattler .
Gambier Gam"bier noun [ Malayan.] (a) The inspissated juice of a plant ( Uncaria Gambir ) growing in Malacca. It is a powerful astringent, and, under the name of Terra Japonica , is used for chewing with the Areca nut, and is exported for tanning and dyeing. (b) Catechu. [ Written also gambeer and gambir .]
Gambison Gam"bi·son noun [ Old French gambeson , gambaison , from gambais , wambais , of German origin: confer Middle High German wambeis , German wams doublet, from Old High German w amba , stomach. See Womb .] A defensive garment formerly in use for the body, made of cloth stuffed and quilted.
Gambist Gam"bist noun [ Italian gamba leg.] (Mus.) A performer upon the viola di gamba . See under Viola .