AskDefine | Define gammon

Dictionary Definition



1 meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked) [syn: ham, jambon]
2 hind portion of a side of bacon

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The lower or hind part of a side of bacon.
  2. A victory in backgammon achieved when the opponent has not borne off a single stone.
  3. A rope fastening a bowsprit to the stem of a ship

Related terms


Extensive Definition

Gammon can mean:
  • A particular cut of bacon or ham (from an Old Northern French word "Gambe" for hind- leg of the pig or ham) - processed pork product
  • A synonym for Shelta, the language of the Irish Travellers
  • A victory in backgammon reached before the loser has succeeded in removing a single piece
  • Gammon Construction is a construction company in Hong Kong
  • SA-5 Gammon, the NATO designation for the Russian S-200 'Volga' surface-to-air missile system
  • Gammon bomb, a type of grenade used by the United Kingdom
  • A nautical term for the rope lashing or iron hardware to attach masts to a boat or ship.
  • Another name for Carl Thompson
Gammon Hands A famous yaught from hull.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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