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ghost gear fishing gear that is lost or illegally dumped into the oceans by commercial fishing companies.
ghostly of, typical of, or similar to a ghost, esp. in whiteness, eeriness, or elusiveness.
ghost net a fishing net that is lost or abandoned in the ocean by commercial fishermen.
ghost town a town that has been completely abandoned, esp. a former boom town of the American West.
ghostwriter someone who writes one or more books, speeches, or the like under the name of and as the agent for another person.
ghoul an evil demon, esp. one of Islamic legend that eats people and corpses. [3 definitions]
GHz abbreviation of "gigahertz," a unit of frequency equal to one billion hertz.
GI designating standard equipment, apparel, or the like issued to U.S. military personnel (originally an abbreviation for "galvanized iron," and subsequently considered to be an abbreviation for "government issue"). [4 definitions]
giant a legendary being who looks like a man of an enormous size and strength. [5 definitions]
giant anteater see "ant bear."
giantess a female giant. [2 definitions]
giantism the state of being a giant. [2 definitions]
giant panda a large, bearlike, carnivorous animal with black-and-white fur and black rings around the eyes, native to China and Tibet.
giant powder dynamite made of nitroglycerin, sulfur, sodium nitrate, rosin, and usu. kieselguhr, and used for blasting.
giant star a star of great mass and luminosity.
giant tortoise any of the species of large land turtles found in tropical regions, such as the Galapagos and Seychelles Islands. Giant tortoises can reach four feet in length and weigh 500 pounds.
giardia any parasitic protozoan of the genus Giardia that colonizes the intestines of humans and other vertebrates and may cause diarrhea and other digestive problems.
giardiasis infection of the intestines by any parasitic protozoan of the genus Giardia associated with diarrhea, abdominal pain, and weight loss.
gibber to talk incoherently or foolishly; chatter. [2 definitions]
gibberish written or spoken words that are unintelligible, needlessly obscure, or without coherent meaning.
gibbet a structure built for execution by hanging and for the public exhibition of those hanged, consisting of a vertical post to which a horizontal beam is attached at the top; gallows. [2 definitions]