• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gadling A roving vagabond.
    • a Gadling Gadding about.
    • n Gadling (MediƦval Armor) See Gad n., 4.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gadling A man of humble condition; a fellow; a low fellow; originally (in Anglo-Saxon), a fellow, associate, or companion, in a good sense, but later used in reproach. Compare similar uses of fellow and companion.
    • n gadling A vagabond; one who gads about.
    • gadling Given to gadding about; gadding.
    • n gadling Same as gad, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gadling one of the spikes on the knuckles of a gauntlet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gad, n. + -ling,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. gadd-r, a spike.