Associations to the word «Gill»


GILL, noun. (animal anatomy) A breathing organ of fish and other aquatic animals.
GILL, noun. (of a fish) A gill slit or gill cover.
GILL, noun. (mycology) One of the radial folds on the underside of the cap of a mushroom, on the surface of which the spore-producing organs are borne.
GILL, noun. (animal anatomy) The fleshy flap that hangs below the beak of a fowl; a wattle.
GILL, noun. (figuratively) The flesh under or about the chin; a wattle.
GILL, noun. (spinning) One of the combs of closely ranged steel pins which divide the ribbons of flax fiber or wool into fewer parallel filaments.
GILL, verb. To remove the gills from a fish as part of gutting and cleaning it.
GILL, verb. (transitive) To catch (a fish) in a gillnet.
GILL, verb. (intransitive) To be or become entangled in a gillnet.
GILL, noun. A drink measure for spirits and wine. Size varies regionally but it is about one quarter of a pint.
GILL, noun. (archaic) (British) A measuring jug holding a quarter or half a pint.
GILL, noun. (British) rivulet
GILL, noun. (British) ravine
GILL, noun. A two-wheeled frame for transporting timber.
GILL, noun. (Scotland) A leech.
GILL, proper noun. A surname​.
GILL, proper noun. A male given name, in modern use often transferred back from the surname.
GILL, proper noun. (rare) A spelling variant of female given name Jill.
GILL, noun. (soccer) someone connected with Gillingham Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
GILL BAILER, noun. The scaphognathite
GILL COVER, noun. (anatomy) (fish) operculum
GILL COVERS, noun. Plural of gill cover
GILL RAKER, noun. (ichthyology) A bony, finger-like projection of the gill arch filaments of fish, used for food retention in some species.
GILL RAKERS, noun. Plural of gill raker
GILL SLIT, noun. (anatomy) (fish) An individual opening to gills, which lacks an operculum; characteristic of Cartilaginous fish such as sharks.
GILL TRAMA, noun. (mycology) The internal flesh of a mushroom gill.

Dictionary definition

GILL, noun. A British imperial capacity unit (liquid or dry) equal to 5 fluid ounces or 142.066 cubic centimeters.
GILL, noun. A United States liquid unit equal to 4 fluid ounces.
GILL, noun. Any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus.
GILL, noun. Respiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water.

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