• (plural only) A disease of young poultry and other birds, caused by a parasitic nematode worm in the windpipe.

    "The gapes has gotten to many of the birds."

  • (plural only) A fit of yawning.

    "The gapes is contagious: when one person gets the gapes, pretty soon you've got a roomful of gapers."

  • plural of gape


  • third-person singular simple present indicative form of gape

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