• A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
  • The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
  • The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See gather (transitive verb).
  • A blob of molten glass collected on the end of a blowpipe.
  • A gathering.


  • From Middle English gaderen, from Old English gaderian ("to gather, assemble"), from Proto-West Germanic *gadurōn ("to bring together, unite, gather"), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ- ("to unite, assemble, keep").

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