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gill1 British & World English

The paired respiratory organ of fish and some amphibians, by which oxygen is extracted from water flowing over surfaces within or attached to the walls of the pharynx

gill2 British & World English

A unit of liquid measure, equal to a quarter of a pint

gill3 British & World English

A deep ravine, especially a wooded one

gill4 British & World English

A female ferret

Gill, Eric British & World English

(1882–1940), English sculptor, engraver, and typographer; full name Arthur Eric Rowton Gill. His best-known sculptures are the relief carvings Stations of the Cross (1914–18) at Westminster Cathedral and Prospero and Ariel (1931) on Broadcasting House in London. He designed the popular sans serif typeface, Gill Sans

gill arch British & World English

Any of a series of bony or cartilaginous curved bars along the pharynx, supporting the gills of fish and amphibians

gill net British & World English

A fishing net which is hung vertically so that fish get trapped in it by their gills

gill slit British & World English

Any of a series of openings between the gill arches of a fish, through which water passes from the pharynx to the exterior, bathing the gills in the process

gill cover British & World English

A flap of skin protecting a fish’s gills, typically stiffened by bony plates

Arthur Eric Rowton Gill in Gill, Eric British & World English

(1882–1940), English sculptor, engraver, and typographer; full name Arthur Eric Rowton Gill. His best-known sculptures are the relief carvings Stations of the Cross (1914–18) at Westminster Cathedral and Prospero and Ariel (1931) on Broadcasting House in London. He designed the popular sans serif typeface, Gill Sans