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Definition of gill noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

gill1

 noun
noun
NAmE//ɡɪl//
 
[usually plural]
 
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  • one of the openings on the side of a fish's head that it breathes through
  • Idioms
    to the gills (informal)
     
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    completely full I was stuffed to the gills with chocolate cake.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: gill

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