Gill - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡɪl|  American pronunciation of the word gill
Brit.  |ɡɪl|  British pronunciation of the word gill


- a British imperial capacity unit (liquid or dry) equal to 5 fluid ounces or 142.066 cubic centimeters
- a United States liquid unit equal to 4 fluid ounces
- any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus (syn: lamella)
- respiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water (syn: branchia)


Gill's dismissal of the book as '386 pages of rubbish'

It's not typical of Gill to be so critical.

Word forms

singular: gill
plural: gills
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