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Gills meaning

gills - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. The breathing organs in fishes.

gills - examples of usage

  1. Rob got hold of these; washed them clean to make them look fresh and smart; put a string through their gills, and marched off with them to the village. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. 10, 265. How many gills are in a gallon? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. " No." " But it's pretty uncomfortable, to be kept hanging by the gills so, as Fulkerson says." - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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