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gar·goyle

 (gär′goil′)
n.
1. A roof spout usually in the form of a grotesque or fantastic creature projecting from a gutter to carry rainwater clear of the wall.
2. A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.
3. A person of bizarre or grotesque appearance.

[Middle English gargoile, from Old French gargole, gargouille, throat, waterspout.]

gar′goyled′ (-goild′) adj.

gargoyle

(ˈɡɑːɡɔɪl)
n
1. (Architecture) a waterspout carved in the form of a grotesque face or creature and projecting from a roof gutter, esp of a Gothic church
2. (Architecture) any grotesque ornament or projection, esp on a building
3. a person with a grotesque appearance
[C15: from Old French gargouille gargoyle, throat; see gargle]
ˈgargoyled adj

gar•goyle

(ˈgɑr gɔɪl)

n.
1. a grotesquely carved figure of a human or animal.
2. a spout, terminating in a grotesque representation of a human or animal figure, projecting from the gutter of a building for throwing rainwater clear of the building.
[1250–1300; Middle English gargoile < Old French gargouille, gargoule literally, throat; see gargle]
gar′goyled, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gargoyle - a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animalgargoyle - a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
spout - an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
2.gargoyle - an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
Translations

gargoyle

[ˈgɑːgɔɪl] Ngárgola f

gargoyle

[ˈgɑːrgɔɪl] ngargouille f

gargoyle

nWasserspeier m

gargoyle

[ˈgɑːgɔɪl] ngargolla, gargouille f inv