(Steam Engine) The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illustration of Eccentric.
(Old English) gabbe gabble, mocking, from (Icelandic) gabb mocking, mockery, or (Old French) gab, gabe; perhaps akin to (English) gape, or gob. Confer Gab, verb i., Gibber.
The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness. [Colloq.] Gift of gab, facility of expression. [Colloq.]
(Old English) gabben to jest, lie, mock, deceive, from (Icelandic) gabba to mock, or (Old French) gaber. See 2d Gab, and confer Gabble.
1. To deceive; to lie. (obsolete) Chaucer.2. To talk idly; to prate; to chatter. Holinshed.
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From Middle English gabben, from Old English gabban (“to scoff, mock, delude, jest”) and Old Norse gabba (“to mock, make sport of”); both from Proto-Germanic *gabbaną (“to mock, jest”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghabh- (“to be split, be forked, gape”). Cognate with Scots gab (“to mock, prate”), North Frisian gabben (“to jest, sport”), Middle Dutch gabben (“to mock”), Middle Low German gabben (“to jest, have fun”).
See also :talkative
gab (plural gabs) idle chatter The mouth or gob. One of the open-forked ends of rods controlling reversing in early steam engines.
gab (third-person singular simple present gabs, present participle gabbing, simple past and past participle gabbed) (intransitive, obsolete) To jest; to tell lies in jest; exaggerate; lie. (intransitive) To talk or chatter a lot, usually on trivial subjects. (transitive, obsolete) To speak or tell falsely.
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