To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan.
A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and flavored with juniper berries; -- also called Hollands and Holland gin, because originally, and still very extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine.
Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.
A machine for raising or moving heavy weights, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.
A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin.
To catch in a trap.
To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.
The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron. Phyllis Diller
The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived. Bernard DeVoto
I don't know what reception I'm at, but for God's sake give me a gin and tonic. Denis Thatcher
I should just put it bluntly, because we're all sort of friends here now - it's exceedingly likely that my greatest success is behind me. Oh, so Jesus, what a thought! You know that's the kind of thought that could lead a person to start drinking gin at nine o'clock in the morning, and I don't want to go there. Elizabeth Gilbert
A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic. Roy Blount, Jr.