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GARGOYLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gargoyle mean? 

GARGOYLE (noun)
  The noun GARGOYLE has 2 senses:

1. a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
2. an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal

  Familiarity information: GARGOYLE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GARGOYLE (noun)


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Meaning:

A spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("gargoyle" is a kind of...):

spout (an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain)


Sense 2gargoyle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("gargoyle" is a kind of...):

decoration; ornament; ornamentation (something used to beautify)


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