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gob (sailor)

Definition:

a man who serves as a sailor

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

gobs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"a mouthful, lump", probably from Old French gobe "mouthful, lump", related to...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of gob...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Jack Tar | Jacktar | Jack-tar | Tar

a common English term originally used to refer to seamen of the Merchant or Royal Navy, particularly during the period of the British Empire. By World War I the term was used as a nickname for those in the U.S. Navy. Both members of the public, and ... (47 of 562 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Jack Tar

Collins Dictionary:

Jack Tar [mainly literary]

a sailor (2 of 296 words, 4 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jack-tar

Random House Dictionary:

sailor | jack-tar | Jack Tar | matelot [British, slang] | matelow [British, slang]

a person whose occupation is sailing or navigation; mariner. | a seaman below the rank of officer. | a naval enlistee. | a person adept at sailing, ... (24 of 64 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sailor

Wiktionary:

jacktar [British] | jacktars [plural] | jack-tar | Jack Tar | Jack Tars [British, idiomatic, plural]

Nickname for a sailor in the Royal Navy. (8 of 10 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/jacktar

Oxford Dictionary:

salt | common salt | someone's | grain | old salt | salted | rub salt into the wound | the salt of the earth | sit below the salt | ...

a white crystalline substance which gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food | [literary] : something ... (21 of 547 words, 20 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/salt

Macmillan British Dictionary:

old salt [countable, outdated] | old salts [plural]

an old sailor with a lot of experience (8 of 38 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/old-salt

Merriam-Webster:

sea dog | gob [synonym] | hearty [synonym] | jack [synonym] | jack-tar [synonym] | mariner [synonym] | navigator [synonym] | salt [synonym] | sailor [synonym] | ...

a veteran sailor (3 of 85 words, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sea dog

New World Dictionary:

sea dog

an experienced sailor | any of various seals (7 of 36 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sea-dog

Cambridge Dictionary:

sea dog [literary or humorous]

an old sailor with many years of experience at sea (10 of 31 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sea-dog

American Heritage Dictionary:

sea dog | seadog [sense-specific]

Any of various seals or similar marine mammals. | [nautical] A very experienced sailor. | "seadog": See fogbow. (16 of 21 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sea-dog

Columbia Encyclopedia:

tar and pitch | tar | pitch

viscous, dark-brown to black substances obtained by the destructive distillation of coal, wood, petroleum, peat, and certain other organic materials. ... (20 of 268 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0847845​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

tar [musical instrument]

long-necked lute descended from the tanbur of Sāsānian Iran and known in a variety of forms throughout the Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central ... (24 of 129 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/583250​/tar

Encarta Dictionary:

old salt | old salts [plural]

a sailor who has years of experience at sea (9 of 20 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861634791​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

gob

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "a mouthful, lump", probably from Old French gobe "mouthful, lump", related to gober "gulp, swallow down", probably from Gaulish ... (22 of 57 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=gob

American Heritage Dictionary:

gob

Origin: Middle English gobbe, probably from Old French gobe, mouthful, from gober, to gulp, of Celtic origin. | ... (16 of 35 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gob

Collins Dictionary:

gob

First use: 14th century | 20th century | 16th century

Origin: from Old French gobe lump, from gober to gulp down; see gobbet | of unknown origin | perhaps from Gaelic gob

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gob

New World Dictionary:

gob

Origin: Middle English gobbe from Old French gobe, back-formation from gobet: see "gobbet" | unknown

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gob

Wiktionary:

gob | gobbed [past tense] | gobbing [present participle] | gobs [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Irish and/or Scottish Gaelic gob ("beak, bill").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gob

Oxford Dictionary:

gob [entry 1] | gobbed [past tense] | gobbing [present participle] | gobs [3rd-person singular present] | gobs of

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French gobe "mouthful, lump", from gober "to swallow, gulp", perhaps of Celtic origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gob

gob [entry 2]

First use: early 20th century

Origin: unknown

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/gob--2

gob [entry 3]

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: perhaps from Scottish Gaelic gob "beak, mouth"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/gob--3

Merriam-Webster:

gob [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English gobbe, probably back-formation from gobet

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gob

gob [entry 2, noun, British]

First use: about 1550

Origin: probably from Scottish Gaelic, mouth and Irish, beak, pursed mouth

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gob show=1

gob [entry 3, noun]

First use: 1915

Origin: unknown

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gob show=2

Encarta Dictionary:

gob [entry 1] | gobs [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French gobe "mouthful" from gober "swallow"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861614442​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

gob | gobbed [past tense] | gobbing [present participle] | gobs [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gob"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gob

Collins Dictionary:

gob

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gob"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gob

Macmillan American Dictionary:

gob [countable, noun] | gobs [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gob"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/gob

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gob | gobs [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gob"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gob

gob [intransitive, British, informal, verb] | gobbed [past tense] | gobbing [present participle] | gobs [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gob"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gob 9

Cambridge Dictionary:

gob [entry 1, British, slang]

Audio: British English pronunuciation of "gob"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gob 1

the Free Dictionary:

gob

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "gob"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "gob"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "gob" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/gob

Google Dictionary:

gob | gobs [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "gob"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=gob

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

YourDictionary Audio:

gob

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gob" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gob

freedictionary.org:

Gob

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Gob" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=gob

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