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Any of various chiefly coastal seabirds of the family Laridae, having long wings, webbed feet, a thick, slightly hooked beak, and usually gray and white plumage.
[Middle English gulle, possibly of Brythonic origin.]
A person who is easily tricked or cheated; a dupe.
tr.v. gulled, gull·ing, gulls
To deceive or cheat.
[Probably from gull, to swallow (obsolete), from Middle English golen, to pretend to swallow, from gole, throat, perhaps from Old French goule; see gullet.]
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(Animals) any aquatic bird of the genus Larus and related genera, such as L. canus (common gull or mew) having long pointed wings, short legs, and a mostly white plumage: family Laridae, order Charadriiformes.
[C15: of Celtic origin; compare Welsh gwylan]
a person who is easily fooled or cheated
(tr) to fool, cheat, or hoax
[C16: perhaps from dialect gull unfledged bird, probably from gul, from Old Norse gulr yellow]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
any of various long-winged aquatic birds of the family Laridae, of worldwide distribution, typically white with gray or black upper wings and back.
[1400–50; perhaps < Welsh gŵylan, Cornish guilan (compare French goéland < Breton gwelan)]
1. to deceive, trick, or cheat; hoodwink.n.
2. a person who is easily deceived or cheated; dupe.
[1540–50; perhaps akin to obsolete gull to swallow, guzzle]
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In electronic warfare, a floating radar reflector used to simulate a surface target at sea for deceptive purposes.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Past participle: gulled
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|Noun||1.||gull - a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of|
|2.||gull - mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs|
larid - long-winged web-footed aquatic bird of the gull family
black-backed gull, great black-backed gull, Larus marinus, cob - white gull having a black back and wings
ivory gull, Pagophila eburnea - white Arctic gull; migrates as far south as England and New Brunswick
kittiwake - small pearl-grey gull of northern regions; nests on cliffs and has a rudimentary hind toe
|Verb||1.||gull - make a fool or dupe of|
|2.||gull - fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"|
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gull[ˈgʌl] n → mouette f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
gull wing door
n (Aut) → Flügeltür f
adj car → mit Flügeltüren
n (= seagull) → Möwe f
n → Spielball m (→ of +gen)
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gull[gʌl] n → gabbiano
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(often ˈseagull) a type of web-footed sea bird, usually black and white or grey and white. seemeeu نَوْرَس البَحْر чайка gaivota racek die Möwe måge γλάροςgaviota kajakas مرغ نوروزی lokki mouetteשחף एक प्रकार की समुद्री पक्षी galeb sirály camar mávur gabbiano かもめ 갈매기 kiras kaija burung camar meeuwmåkemewa يوډول سمندري مارغه gaivota pescăruş чайка čajka galeb galeb mås, trut นกนางนวล martı 海鷗 чайка جھلّی دار پنجوں والے سمندری پرندوں میں سے کوئی mòng biển 海鸥
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