gill
Pronunciation Noun

gill (plural gills)

  1. (animal anatomy) a breathing organ of fish and other aquatic animals
    • Fishes perform respiration under water by the gills.
  2. (of a fish) a gill slit or gill cover
    Gill nets are designed to catch a fish by the gills.
  3. (mycology) one of the radial folds on the underside of the cap of a mushroom, on the surface of which the spore-producing organs are borne
    Synonyms: lamella
  4. (animal anatomy) the fleshy flap that hangs below the beak of a fowl; a wattle
  5. (figuratively) the flesh under or about the chin; a wattle
  6. (spinning) one of the combs of closely ranged steel pins which divide the ribbons of flax fiber or wool into fewer parallel filaments
Translations Translations Verb

gill (gills, present participle gilling; past and past participle gilled)

  1. to remove the gills from a fish as part of gutting and cleaning it
  2. (transitive) to catch (a fish) in a gillnet
    • 1898, Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, page 255:
      Owing to the peculiar shape of the pompano and the relatively large mesh in the pompano gill nets, the fish are not caught by being actually gilled.
    • 1971, Michael Culley, ‎G. A. Kerkut, The Pilchard: Biology and Exploitation ISBN 1483186784, page 70:
      In cases of very heavy catches the nets may be hauled and stored with the fish still gilled. The fish would then be shaken out on return to the port.
    • 1994, G.D. Pickett, ‎M.G. Pawson, Sea Bass: Biology ISBN 0412400901, page 177:
      The intention is to gill the fish, so they are usually scared into the net by rowing one boat into the middle of the net circle and banging the oars on the boat bottom or splashing the water.
  3. (intransitive) to be or become entangled in a gillnet
Pronunciation Noun

gill (plural gills)

  1. a drink measure for spirits and wine (size varies regionally but it is about one quarter of a pint)
  2. (archaic, British) a measuring jug holding a quarter or half a pint
Pronunciation Noun

gill (plural gills)

  1. (British) rivulet
  2. (British) ravine
Noun

gill (plural gills)

  1. a two-wheeled frame for transporting timber
Noun

gill (plural gills)

  1. (Scotland) a leech
Pronunciation Noun

gill (plural gills)

  1. a female ferret
  2. (obsolete) a promiscuous woman; harlot, wanton
  3. (obsolete) a prostitute
Synonyms Verb

gill (gills, present participle gilling; past and past participle gilled)

  1. (obsolete) To act as a prostitute.
Synonyms
Gill
Pronunciation
  • (diminutive of Giles, Julian, Gillian) IPA: /d͡ʒɪl/
  • (diminutive of Wiliam) IPA: /ˈɡɪl/
Proper noun
  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name.
    • 1621, Ben Jonson, The Gypsies Metamorphosed
      each Jack with his Gill
  3. Surname for someone who lived near a gill.
  4. Surname, an alternate anglicization of Mac an Ghoill (McGill).cln en
  5. A male given name.
  6. A locale in US.
    1. A town in Massachusetts, ;.
    2. An unincorporated community in Colorado, ;.
    3. An unincorporated community in Texas.
    4. An unincorporated community in West Virginia, ;.
    5. A ghost town in South Dakota, ;.
  7. Surname from ਗਿੱਲ.
Noun

gill (plural gills)

  1. (soccer) Someone connected with Gillingham Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.



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