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Gam

Gam \Gam\ (g[a^]m), n. [Orig. uncert., perh. from gammon, talk.]

  1. (Naut.) A herd, or school, of whales.

  2. A visit between whalers at sea; a holding of social intercourse between those on different vessels at sea, or (Local U. S.) between persons ashore.

  3. A visit between whalers at sea; a holding of social intercourse between those on different vessels at sea, or (Local U. S.) between persons ashore.

Gam

Gam \Gam\ (g[a^]m), n. [fr. gamba leg.] a leg. [slang]

Gam

Gam \Gam\ (g[a^]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gammed; p. pr. & vb. n. Gam"ming.] (Naut.)

  1. To gather in a gam; -- said of whales.

  2. To engage in a gam, or (Local, U. S.) in social intercourse anywhere.

Gam

Gam \Gam\ (g[a^]m), v. t. (Naut.) To have a gam with; to pay a visit to, esp. among whalers at sea.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
gam

"a leg," 1781, see gams. Called "cant" in the oldest citation.

Wiktionary
gam

Etymology 1 n. (context slang English) A person's leg, especially an attractive woman's leg. Etymology 2

n. 1 (non-gloss definition: Collective noun used to refer to) a group of whales, or rarely also of porpoises; a pod. 2 (context by extension English) A social gathering of whalers (whaling ships). vb. 1 (context nautical ambitransitive English) To pay a social visit on another ship at se

  1. 2 (context US dialect English) To engage in social intercourse anywhere.

Wikipedia
Gam

Gam or GAM may refer to:

GAM (group)

was a Japanese pop unit under the Hello! Project umbrella consisting of Aya Matsuura and former Morning Musume member Miki Fujimoto. This pairing was announced mid June 2006. Previously, Matsuura and Fujimoto worked together in the one-off group Gomattou with Maki Goto. Because "gam" is slang for "attractive legs" in English, the girls are known for wearing very short skirts in their performances and PVs.

According to Hello! Project producer Tsunku, the term GAM stands for "Great Aya and Miki". After GAM's debut, Tsunku has decided to keep the group permanent instead of a one-time deal. However, Fujimoto and Matsuura graduating from Hello! Project in March 2009, the group subsequently disbanded.

GAM (company)

GAM is an independent, pure play asset management group.

The Group sells to a wide range of client segments such as institutions, wholesale intermediaries, financial advisers, and private investors through two brands — Julius Baer Funds and GAM. The Group’s investment management business is complemented by a private labelling unit which provides outsourcing for third-party asset managers.

Headquartered in Zurich, GAM has been independently listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since October 2009, following the separation of the former Julius Baer Group Julius Baer, and is a component of the Swiss Market Index Mid (SMIM) SIX Swiss Exchange with the symbol “GAM”. The Group has assets under management of CHF 113.5 billion (as at 30 June 2016) and employs over 1,000 staff with offices in eleven countries.

Usage examples of "gam".

Spammer Gam, the Lost Fishlings of folklore are a community of generous souls to whom altruism is natural, and this lady was one such.

The surgeon listed the parts, which came through to Savold as if he were listening to a simultaneous translation: from Surgeon Trink to Gam Nex Biad to him.

He was not one to call a chief, or an officer for that matter, by his first name, but he had made a connection with Gam- bini that went beyond any professional relationship.

Gwilym was the son of Gwilym Gam, of Brogynin, in the parish of Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire, and was born about the year 1340.

There is another little item about Gamming which must not be forgotten here.

Gloha sat gracefully on a cushion, resting her gams, uh, limbs, and especially her wings.

Don Gaspar and Father Georgi asked me to write to them, but the Abbe Gams, laughed, and said he was quite sure I was not going to Constantinople.

The individual either responds to the training and becomes a Shadow or does not respond and so gams only the educational benefits that enable him to become a Tweener.

Still, a skinny little leg draped over a chickpea, like a bathing beauty's gam encircling a beach ball, was considered bad for business.

Whites and tame Bushmen had taken over the Gam and Gautscha Pans, and the people there, the Kung, either had run away or had stayed for the water and now worked the Whites' farms and ate mealie meal.

The distortion, the invading pres­ence from one light-week away, had cleared for a time, and he could see and hear the delegate from Montana delivering the nominating speech for Alfonse Gam.

The distortion, the invading presence from one light-week away, had cleared for a time, and he could see and hear the delegate from Montana delivering the nominating speech for Alfonse Gam.