Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old North French
Origin: garser, from Greek charassein 'to make a mark in the surface of something'

gash

noun
     
gash [countable]
MI a large deep cut or hole in something, for example in a person's skin:
Blood poured from a deep gash in her forehead.
gash verb [transitive]
One day Frank gashed his hand on a bit of broken glass.

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