• US alternative spelling of gauge (a measure, instrument for measuring, etc.)
  • (obsolete) Something valuable deposited as a guarantee or pledge; security, ransom.
  • A subspecies of plum, Prunus domestica subsp. italica.
  • Something, such as a glove or other pledge, thrown down as a challenge to combat (now usually figurative).


  • US alternative spelling of gauge (to measure)
  • To bind by pledge, or security; to engage.
  • (archaic) To wager, to bet.
  • (obsolete) To give or deposit as a pledge or security; to pawn.

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