gammon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gammon hind portion of a side of bacon
    • n gammon meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gammon A victory in the game of backgammon in which one player gammons another, i. e., the winner bears off all of his pieces before his opponent bears off any pieces; as, he won the match with three gammons in a row.
    • Gammon An imposition or hoax; humbug.
    • Gammon Backgammon.
    • n Gammon găm"mŭn The buttock or thigh of a hog, salted and smoked or dried; the lower end of a flitch.
    • Gammon To beat in the game of backgammon, before an antagonist has been able to get his “men” or counters home and withdraw any of them from the board; as, to gammon a person. In certain variants of the game one who gammons an opponent scores twice the normal value of the game.
    • v. t Gammon (Naut) To fasten (a bowsprit) to the stem of a vessel by lashings of rope or chain, or by a band of iron.
    • Gammon To impose on; to hoax; to cajole.
    • v. t Gammon găm"mŭn To make bacon of; to salt and dry in smoke.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gammon In the game of backgammon, a victory in which one player succeeds in throwing off all his men before his opponent throws off any: distinguished from backgammon, in which the opponent is not only gammoned, but has at least one man not advanced from the first six points.
    • n gammon A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
    • gammon To play; gamble.
    • gammon To play a part; pretend.
    • gammon To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
    • gammon In the game of backgammon, to win a gammon over. See gammon, n.
    • n gammon The buttock or thigh of a hog, salted and smoked or dried; a smoked ham.
    • gammon To make into bacon; cure, as bacon, by salting and smoking.
    • gammon [Appar. in allusion to the tying or wrapping up of a gammon or ham.] To fasten a bowsprit to the stem of (a ship).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gammon gam′un (mostly coll.) a hoax: nonsense, humbug
    • v.t Gammon to hoax, impose upon
    • n Gammon gam′un the preserved thigh of a hog.
    • n Gammon gam′un (naut.) the lashing of the bowsprit
    • v.t Gammon to lash the bowsprit with ropes
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. gambon, F. jambon, fr. OF. gambe, leg, F. jambe,. See Gambol (n.), and cf. Ham

Usage

In literature:

But I daresay I shall 'gammon' through somehow.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, April 1893" by Various
Lor, how heasy it is to gammon sum poor fellers!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, April 1, 1893" by Various
It's gammon, gammon, gammon!
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
I know you, Squiggs; you can't gammon me.
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
When Morris talks of a house that has been "gammoned," he deprives a large number of readers of his meaning.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Bill Gammon found Pete curled up by the stove.
"A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others" by Various
You've no idea till you try what a magical effect absence has; poetry is all gammon.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Two pounds will require about an hour and a half, according to its thickness; the hock or gammon being very thick, will take more.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Meanwhile, on a little rise of ground near the road, neighbor Gammons and John Bowers were building our next home.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The bowsprit is passed through a ring at the top of the stern, and this ring is termed the gammon iron.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Take off the rind of the ham and gammon, and soak it in water; cover the fat part with writing paper, roast, and baste it with canary.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Ye can comether (gammon) a Roscommon man, but a Bilfast man, whillaloo!
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
During the sticky flow of her words, he knew she was trying to gammon him.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
What did you do with Oily Gammon?
"Law and Laughter" by George Alexander Morton
I'll see about this, I will; mus'n't come no gammon over me; I'm able to pay, and want the worth of my money!
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
You're not the kind to be talked over with any French gammon, and he's plenty of that.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
In fact, Quirk was thoroughly afraid of Gammon, and Gammon knew it.
"Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1." by Samuel Warren
A whole evening of back-gammon with her father, was felicity to it.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
I'll let her into the gammon.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat
Am inclined to suspect there is a great deal of gammon written about "slope" and "expanse" for orchards.
"The Apple" by Various
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In poetry:

Savanarola
Declined to wear a bowler,
Expressing the view that it was gammon
To talk of serving God and Mammon.
"Clerihew – Savanarola" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
When told about the Land of Morn
Above this world of Mammon,
He’d shout, with an emphatic scorn,
“Ah, gammon, gammon, gammon!”
"Peter the Piccaninny" by Henry Kendall
“O! dash my rags! let’s have some sense –
You ain’t a fool, by Jove,
Gammon you dunno what I mean;
I mean – are you the Cove?’
"Are you the Cove?" by Joseph Furphy
"YOU cannot serve two Masters," saith the Word.
But Satan nudges us and whispers, "Gammon!
You lend your Womankind to love the Lord,
And give Yourselves to serve and worship Mammon."
"Man And His Two Masters" by Gerald Massey
Your beautiful Chain Bridge is magnificent to be seen,
Spanning the river Esk, a beautiful tidal stream,
Which abounds with trout and salmon,
And can be had for the catching without any gammon.
"Bonnie Montrose" by William Topaz McGonagall
THE Caliph ordered up his cook,
And, scowling with a fearful look
That meant,--We stand no gammon,--
"To-morrow, just at two," he said,
"Hassan, our cook, will lose his head,
Or serve us up a salmon."
"A Poem Served To Order" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

ESPN baseball analyst Peter Gammons is leaving ESPN.
Politics / People Robert Gammon — Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 11:49 AM.
Chloe Gammon happily gets dunked, thanks to her father Martin's repeated softball throws.
Politics / People Robert Gammon — Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 8:54 AM.
Following Gammons's departure, Reese wrote, "At 2.00 AM, the time changed from daylight savings time to standard time and 2.00 AM became 1.00 AM.".
Politics / People Robert Gammon — Tue, May 29, 2012 at 2:51 PM.
Politics / People Robert Gammon — Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 11:27 AM.
Politics / People Robert Gammon — Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM.
Politics Robert Gammon — Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 2:23 PM.
John Nielsen-Gammon told the Times Record News on Tuesday that El Niño has been developing in the tropical Pacific for the past couple of months and that forecast models indicate it will continue through the coming winter.
John Nielsen-Gammon summed it up for us.
Politics / People Robert Gammon — Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM.
Brown & Gammon and Cookie Monsta kicked off the rambunctious party at the Pageant last night.
She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 28, 1928 to the late Willie and Gertrude Gammon Fortune .
Victim, suspect were paused in cars at light on Gammon Road.
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In science:

Briggs, M., Sengers, J., Francis, M., Gaspard, P., Gammon, R., Dorfman, J., and Calabrese, R. (2001).
Deterministic Brownian Motion: The Effects of Perturbing a Dynamical System by a Chaotic Semi-Dynamical System
Gaspard, P., Briggs, M., Francis, M., Sengers, J., Gammon, R., Dorfman, J., and Calabrese, R. (1998).
Deterministic Brownian Motion: The Effects of Perturbing a Dynamical System by a Chaotic Semi-Dynamical System
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