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      n  
1    an alcoholic drink obtained by distillation and rectification of the grain of malted barley, rye, or maize, flavoured with juniper berries  
2    any of various grain spirits flavoured with other fruit or aromatic essences  
sloe gin     
3    an alcoholic drink made from any rectified spirit  
     (C18: shortened from Dutch genever juniper, via Old French from Latin juniperus juniper)  
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gin          [2]  
      n  
1    a primitive engine in which a vertical shaft is turned by horses driving a horizontal beam or yoke in a circle  
2      (Also called)    cotton gin   a machine of this type used for separating seeds from raw cotton  
3    a trap for catching small mammals, consisting of a noose of thin strong wire  
4    a hand-operated hoist that consists of a drum winder turned by a crank  
      vb   , gins, ginning, ginned   tr  
5    to free (cotton) of seeds with a gin  
6    to trap or snare (game) with a gin  
     (C13 gyn, shortened from engine)  
  ginner      n  

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gin          [3]  
      vb   , gins, ginning, gan, gun      an archaic word for       begin  

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gin          [4]  
      conj     (Scot)   if  
     (perhaps related to gif, an earlier form of if)  

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gin          [5]  
      n     (Austral)  
offensive slang   an Aboriginal woman  
     (C19: from a native Australian language)  

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