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Definitions of gad:

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: verb

To ramble about without any fixed purpose, as cattle flying from the attack of the gadfly.

part of speech: noun

A wedge of steel: a graver: a rod or stick: in old Scotch prisons a round bar of iron crossing the condemned cell horizontally at the height of about 6 inches from the floor, and strongly built into the wall at either end. The ankles of the prisoner sentenced to death were secured within shackles which were connected, by a chain about 4 feet long, with a large iron ring which travelled on the gad.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To rove about restlessly, like cattle stung by the gadfly:- pr. p. gadding; pa. p. gadded.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To go about without purpose.

part of speech: noun

In mining, a pointed wedge of a peculiar form, used to break up the ore under ground; a graver.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: past tense, past participle


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