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noun

informal
A revolver or pistol: he stuck the muzzle of a gat in the face of some poor unfortunate
More example sentences
  • But when a final showdown occurs between a gang with gats and a group toting muskets and spear guns, it's clear that the filmmakers have lost their way.
  • A tough guy wants Groucho and his brother Zeppo to plug a rival with the gats he gave them.
  • Is it any surprise he raps about grenades, not gats?

Origin

Early 20th century: abbreviation of Gatling gun.

Words that rhyme with gat

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Archaic past of get.

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