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Gad

Definition of gad:

part of speech: participle

Gadded.

part of speech: verb

To ramble from place to place.

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

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

part of speech: noun

Gadder.

part of speech: verb

To go about without purpose.

part of speech: participle

Gadding.

Usage examples for gad:

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