Gad

Definition of Gad

n.1.The point of a spear, or an arrowhead.
2.A pointed or wedge-shaped instrument of metal, as a steel wedge used in mining, etc.
I will go get a leaf of brass,
And with a gad of steel will write these words.
- Shak.
3.A sharp-pointed rod; a goad.
4.A spike on a gauntlet; a gadling.
5.A wedge-shaped billet of iron or steel.
Flemish steel . . . some in bars and some in gads.
- Moxon.
6.A rod or stick, as a fishing rod, a measuring rod, or a rod used to drive cattle with.
Upon the gad
upon the spur of the moment; hastily.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To walk about; to rove or go about, without purpose; hence, to run wild; to be uncontrolled.
[imp. & p. p. Gadded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gadding.]
Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way?
- Jer. ii. 36.

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