Gammon

Noun

  • (nautical) A rope fastening a bowsprit to the stem of a ship (usually called a gammoning).
  • The lower or hind part of a side of bacon.
  • (dated) Chatter, ridiculous nonsense.
  • (backgammon) A victory in backgammon achieved when the opponent has not taken a single stone; (also, rarely, backgammon, the game itself).

Verb

  • To cure bacon by salting.
  • (colloquial, dated) To deceive, to lie plausibly.
  • (backgammon) To beat by a gammon (without the opponent taking a stone).
  • To lash with ropes (on a ship).

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