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gam 1

 (găm)
n.
1. A social visit or friendly interchange, especially between whalers or other seafarers.
2. A herd of whales.
v. gammed, gam·ming, gams
v.intr.
To hold a visit, especially while at sea.
v.tr.
To visit with.

[Perhaps short for gammon or variant of game.]

gam 2

 (găm)
n. Slang
A person's leg.

[Probably from Polari, from Italian gamba, from Late Latin, hoof; see gambol.]
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gam

(ɡæm)
n
1. (Fishing) a school of whales
2. (Fishing) nautical an informal visit between crew members of whalers
3. NZ a flock of large sea birds
vb, gams, gamming or gammed
4. (Fishing) (intr) (of whales) to form a school
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical (of members of the crews of whalers) to visit (each other) informally
6. (tr) US to visit or exchange visits with
[C19: perhaps dialect variant of game1]

gam

(ɡæm)
n
slang a leg, esp a woman's shapely leg
[C18: probably from Old Northern French gambe or Lingua Franca gambe; see jamb]
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gam1

(gæm)

n. Slang.
a person's leg, esp. a woman's well-shaped leg.
[1775–85; probably < Polari < Italian gamba leg; see jamb]

gam2

(gæm)

n., v. gammed, gam•ming. n.
1. a herd or school of whales.
2. a social meeting or visit between whalers.
v.i.
3. (of whales) to assemble into a herd or school.
4. (of whalers) to participate in a gam.
[1840–50, Amer.; perhaps dial. variant of game1]
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Gam

 a herd or school of whales; also whaling ships in company.
Examples: gam of porpoises; of whales; of whaling ships, 1850.
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gam


Past participle: gammed
Gerund: gamming

Imperative
gam
gam
Present
I gam
you gam
he/she/it gams
we gam
you gam
they gam
Preterite
I gammed
you gammed
he/she/it gammed
we gammed
you gammed
they gammed
Present Continuous
I am gamming
you are gamming
he/she/it is gamming
we are gamming
you are gamming
they are gamming
Present Perfect
I have gammed
you have gammed
he/she/it has gammed
we have gammed
you have gammed
they have gammed
Past Continuous
I was gamming
you were gamming
he/she/it was gamming
we were gamming
you were gamming
they were gamming
Past Perfect
I had gammed
you had gammed
he/she/it had gammed
we had gammed
you had gammed
they had gammed
Future
I will gam
you will gam
he/she/it will gam
we will gam
you will gam
they will gam
Future Perfect
I will have gammed
you will have gammed
he/she/it will have gammed
we will have gammed
you will have gammed
they will have gammed
Future Continuous
I will be gamming
you will be gamming
he/she/it will be gamming
we will be gamming
you will be gamming
they will be gamming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gamming
you have been gamming
he/she/it has been gamming
we have been gamming
you have been gamming
they have been gamming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gamming
you will have been gamming
he/she/it will have been gamming
we will have been gamming
you will have been gamming
they will have been gamming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gamming
you had been gamming
he/she/it had been gamming
we had been gamming
you had been gamming
they had been gamming
Conditional
I would gam
you would gam
he/she/it would gam
we would gam
you would gam
they would gam
Past Conditional
I would have gammed
you would have gammed
he/she/it would have gammed
we would have gammed
you would have gammed
they would have gammed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gam - a herd of whales
herd - a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra
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