gal

1 [gal]

Origin:
1785–95; orig. dial. pronunciation of girl


See girl.
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gal

2 [gal]
noun
a centimeter-gram-second unit of acceleration, equal to one centimeter per second per second.

Origin:
1910–15; named after Galileo

Gal.

gal.

gallon; gallons.
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gal1 (ɡæl)
 
n
slang a girl

gal2 (ɡæl)
 
n
a unit of acceleration equal to 1 centimetre per second per second
 
[C20: named after Galileo]

GAL
 
abbreviation for
get a life

gal. or gall.
 
abbreviation for
gallon
 
gall. or gall.
 
abbreviation for

Gal.
 
abbreviation for
Galatians

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

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Science Dictionary
gal.  
Abbreviation of gallon
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GAL definition

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

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
GAL
get a life
gal.
gallon
Gal.
Galatians
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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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