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.