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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Theroux had a deep gash on his face, neckache, altitude sickness and a damaged wrist.
▪ These spines are capable of producing a deep gash, and consequently these fishes should be handled with care.
▪ There was, at the back, a deep gash.
▪ After struggling free he went to nearby Bassetlaw Hospital where doctors closed the quarter-inch deep gash.
▪ a gash in the sidewall of a tire
▪ The accident left her with an ugly gash above the left eye.
▪ Thomas suffered a gash above his left eye.
▪ Now think again of the wound on Hector's face - a heavy blow, a wide gash.
▪ Plenty of action, plenty of gash.
▪ Something had made a long gash in the side of the booth.
▪ The gash in its throat was shocking, but not pathetic.
▪ The bloody gash behind his left ear had been cut with a machete.
▪ There was a great gash torn in his world.
▪ There was, at the back, a deep gash.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gash \Gash\ (g[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gashed (g[a^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Gashing.] [For older garth or garse, OF. garser to scarify, F. gercer to chap, perh. from an assumed LL. carptiare, fr. L. carpere, carptum, to pluck, separate into parts; cf. LL. carptare to wound. Cf. Carpet.] To make a gash, or long, deep incision in; -- applied chiefly to incisions in flesh.

Grievously gashed or gored to death.


Gash \Gash\, n. A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length and depth, particularly in flesh.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1560s, alteration of garsen (late 14c.), from Old North French garser "to cut, slash" (see gash (n.)). Related: Gashed; gashing.


1540s, from Middle English garce (early 13c.), from Old North French garser "to scarify, cut, slash" (Old French *garse), apparently from Vulgar Latin *charassare, from Greek kharassein "engrave," from PIE *gher- "to scrape, scratch" (see character). Loss of -r- is characteristic (see ass (n.2)). Slang use for "vulva" dates to mid-1700s.


n. 1 A deep cut. 2 (context slang vulgar English) A vulva, pussy 3 (context slang offensive English) A woman 4 (context slang British Royal Navy English) rubbish, spare kit 5 (context slang English) Rubbish on board an aircraft 6 (context slang English) Unused film or sound during film editing 7 (context slang English) Poor quality beer, usually watered down. vb. To make a deep, long cut, to slash.

  1. n. a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut" [syn: cut, slash, slice]

  2. a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation [syn: cut]

  3. a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument [syn: slash]


v. cut open; "she slashed her wrists" [syn: slash]

Gash (Foetus album)

Gash is a Foetus album released in 1995 by Sony/ Columbia. Gash is the only Foetus album to appear on a major label and their most widely distributed, with releases in North America, Europe, and Japan. Gash is Columbia Records #CK 66461.


Gash may refer to:

  • Wound, a type of injury
  • Colloquial term for the vulva
  • British military slang (specifically from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines) for something that is rubbish, or considered of little value.
  • Gash (band), Krautrock 1972
  • Gash (Foetus album), 1995
  • Gash (EP), an EP by Pram
  • Gash, Hormozgan, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
  • Gash, Razavi Khorasan, a village in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran
  • Gash, alternate name of Gush, Razavi Khorasan, a village in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran
  • Gash River or Mareb River, flowing out of northern Ethiopia
  • Gash (TV series), a 2003 British series presented by Armando Iannucci
  • "The Gash", a song by The Flaming Lips from The Soft Bulletin
Gash (EP)

Gash is the debut EP by the neo-psychedelia band Pram. It was released in 1992 on Howl Records.

Originally a six song album, the EP was re-released in 1997 as a full-length record on the æ label. Five more tracks were added to the release.

Gash (TV series)

Gash is a satirical British television comedy created by Armando Iannucci that was broadcast each weeknight from Monday 28 April to Thursday 1 May 2003 on Channel 4 to coincide with the 2003 local elections. Written and filmed on the day of transmission, the programme was a topical review show featuring sketches, modified VT footage, talk, discussion and jokes. The name derives from a television term for footage surplus to requirements. The show featured appearances from Olivia Colman, Dominic Holland, Jon Holmes and John Oliver, amongst others.

Many of the writers of the show – Simon Blackwell, Roger Drew, Tony Roche and Will Smith – went on to collaborate with Iannucci on the political sitcom The Thick of It (2005–2012) and Time Trumpet (2006). Other writers included Dan Tetsell, Danny Robins and Jon Holmes. Perhaps due to its topical nature, the series is not available on any commercial media formats or even via 4oD. It was produced by David Tyler.

Usage examples of "gash".

Broken stone and iron gashed her bare feet as she plunged into the black arch of the gate, but the pain was swallowed in icy fear as thin, aimless winds tugged at heras she sensed, rather than saw, something move in the utter blackness over her head.

Rgoric lay face down in a welter of blood, his back and head torn and gashed with appalling wounds.

According to their national custom, the Barbarians cut off a part of their hair, gashed their faces with unseemly wounds, and bewailed their valiant leader as he deserved, not with the tears of women, but with the blood of warriors.

His boteler and his chamberlain--- Sir Lucan and Bedwere--- And many a gash, and ghastly.

Jack, still panting like a dog as they wound a cingulum round him and turned him on his side to dress the other wounds: right forearm, superficial but spectacular, and a deep gash in his thigh.

And he went on to explain how the bed of Ice Cold Creek swung away into a narrow valley with benched sides, and at the point where it swung away an old stream bed came in from the right that was all boulders, the mountain beyond gashed by a slide that had opened up a gully big as Hastings Street in the middle of Vancouver .

Compressed by the mountains, the houses climbing steeply over the rock remains of a giant slide that had gashed the mountain above us, the pale brown bulk of a hotel and the pulp mill sprawled over the narrow flats of the river silt - it all looked much bigger than I had expected.

The rock-scoured mountain that overhung the town gleamed wet and wicked where the great slide had gashed it, tumbling millions of tons of debris down into the waters of the loch to form the hard standing that reached back from the quay.

Here, the forested foothills of the coast gave way to slab-sided ravines, notched with the gashed seams of past rockfalls and spindled thickets of fir.

The huge trapper cried out at the delicate probe of the fingers that explored his gashed abdomen.

Alithiel, the clansman traversed the iced spur of the rimrock that gashed the steep face of the hillside.

A desultory gunfight occurred, but nothing much would have happened except that one Shoshone dashed into camp, astonished McKeag by counting coup on him, and the Scotsman reached for his gun, whereupon the Indian struck him with a tomahawk, gashing his right shoulder.

Atretes leaped back as the gladius flashed, opening a six-inch gash on his chest.

That gashed facade and stoved-in roof - we knew how Gorre Chateau had come by those wounds.

Reaching a convenient spot, we fought by the bright light of the moon, and I was fortunate enough to give him a gash across the shoulder.