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A narrow passage extending inland from a shore; a channel.
[Probably Dutch, from Middle Dutch.]
[Short for Gat(ling gun).]
A past tense of get1.
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archaic a past tense of get
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) slang chiefly US a pistol or revolver
[C20: shortened from Gatling gun]
(Physical Geography) a narrow channel of water
[C18: probably from Old Norse gat passage; related to gate1]
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[shortening of Gatling gun]
a passage or channel that extends inland from a shore.
[1715–25; < Old Norse gat hole, opening]
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