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GAM'MON, noun

1. The buttock or thigh of a hog, pickled and smoked or dried; a smoked ham.

2. A game, called usually back-gammon, which see.

GAM'MON, verb transitive To make bacon; to pickle and dry in smoke.

1. To fasten a bowsprit to the stem of a ship by several turns of a rope.

GAM'MON, verb transitive In the game of back-gammon, the party that, by fortunate throws of the dice or by superior skill in moving, withdraws all his men from the board, before his antagonist has been able to get his men home and withdraw any of them from his table, gammons his antagonist.