G :: G () G is the seventh letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It has two sounds; one simple, as in gave, go, gull; the other compound (like that of j), as in gem, gin, dingy. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 231-6, 155, 176, 178, 179, 196, 211, 246..
G :: G () G is the name of the fifth tone of the natural or model scale; -- called also sol by the Italians and French. It was also originally used as the treble clef, and has gradually changed into the character represented in the margin. See Clef. G/ (G sharp) is a tone intermediate between G and A..
Gab :: Gab (n.) The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of Eccentric.
Gab :: Gab (v. i.) The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness..
Gabbro :: Gabbro (n.) A name originally given by the Italians to a kind of serpentine, later to the rock called euphotide, and now generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene (diallage) and labradorite, with sometimes chrysolite (olivine gabbro)..
Gabel :: Gabel (n.) A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise..
Gabeler :: Gabeler (n.) A collector of gabels or taxes.
Gabert :: Gabert (n.) A lighter, or vessel for inland navigation..
Gabion :: Gabion (n.) A hollow cylinder of wickerwork, like a basket without a bottom. Gabions are made of various sizes, and filled with earth in building fieldworks to shelter men from an enemy's fire..
Gabion :: Gabion (n.) An openwork frame, as of poles, filled with stones and sunk, to assist in forming a bar dyke, etc., as in harbor improvement..
Gabionade :: Gabionade (n.) A traverse made with gabions between guns or on their flanks, protecting them from enfilading fire..
Gabionade :: Gabionade (n.) A structure of gabions sunk in lines, as a core for a sand bar in harbor improvements..