Definition of gill noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɡɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɪl//
[usually plural] Parts of animals
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  • one of the openings on the side of a fish’s head that it breathes through See related entries: Parts of animals
  • Word OriginMiddle English: from Old Norse.Idioms (informal) completely full I was stuffed to the gills with chocolate cake.
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