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[gal] /gæl/
noun, Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
1.
a term used to refer to a girl or woman.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; orig. dial. pronunciation of girl
Usage note
See girl.

gal2

[gal] /gæl/
noun
1.
a centimeter-gram-second unit of acceleration, equal to one centimeter per second per second.
Origin
1910-15; named after Galileo

Gal.

1.

gal.

1.
gallon; gallons.
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British Dictionary definitions for gal

gal1

/ɡæl/
noun
1.
(slang) a girl

gal2

/ɡæl/
noun
1.
a unit of acceleration equal to 1 centimetre per second per second
Word Origin
C20: named after Galileo

GAL

abbreviation
1.
get a life

gal.

abbreviation
1.
gallon

Gal.

abbreviation
1.
Galatians
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Word Origin and History for gal
n.

slang pronunciation of girl, 1795, execrated as a Cockney vulgarism. Gal Friday is 1940, in reference to "Robinson Crusoe."

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gal in Medicine

gal. abbr.
gallon

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gal in Science
gal.  
Abbreviation of gallon
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Slang definitions & phrases for gal

gal

noun

A woman •The female equivalent of guy: She's a good gal, don't you think?/ a tough old gal (1795+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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gal in Technology

hardware
Generic Array Logic.
(1995-12-09)

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Related Abbreviations for gal

GAL

get a life

gal.

gallon

Gal.

Galatians
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Encyclopedia Article for gal

unit of acceleration, named in honour of the Italian physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and used especially in measurements of gravity. One gal equals a change in rate of motion of one centimetre (0.3937 inch) per second per second.

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