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 for Gin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gin \Gin\ (j[i^]n), n. [Contr. from Geneva. See 2d Geneva.]
     A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and
     flavored with juniper berries; -- also called Hollands and
     Holland gin, because originally, and still very
     extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually
     flavored with turpentine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gin \Gin\, n. [A contraction of engine.]
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     1. Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare. --Chaucer.
        Spenser.
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     2.
        (a) A machine for raising or moving heavy weights,
            consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the
            top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.
        (b) (Mining) A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
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     3. A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton
        gin.
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     Note: The name is also given to an instrument of torture
           worked with screws, and to a pump moved by rotary
           sails.
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     Gin block, a simple form of tackle block, having one wheel,
        over which a rope runs; -- called also whip gin,
        rubbish pulley, and monkey wheel.
  
     Gin power, a form of horse power for driving a cotton gin.
        
  
     Gin race, or Gin ring, the path of the horse when putting
        a gin in motion. --Halliwell.
  
     Gin saw, a saw used in a cotton gin for drawing the fibers
        through the grid, leaving the seed in the hopper.
  
     Gin wheel.
        (a) In a cotton gin, a wheel for drawing the fiber through
            the grid; a brush wheel to clean away the lint.
        (b) (Mining) the drum of a whim.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gin \Gin\, prep. [AS. ge['a]n. See Again.]
     Against; near by; towards; as, gin night. [Scot.] --A. Ross
     (1778).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gin \Gin\, conj. [See Gin, prep.]
     If. [Scotch] --Jamieson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gin \Gin\ (g[i^]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gan (g[a^]n), Gon
     (g[o^]n), or Gun (g[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Ginning.] [OE.
     ginnen, AS. ginnan (in comp.), prob. orig., to open, cut
     open, cf. OHG. inginnan to begin, open, cut open, and prob.
     akin to AS. g[imac]nan to yawn, and E. yawn. [root]31. See
     Yawn, v. i., and cf. Begin.]
     To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as,
     gan tell. See Gan. [Obs. or Archaic] "He gan to pray."
     --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gin \Gin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ginned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Ginning.]
     1. To catch in a trap. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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     2. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gin
      n 1: strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
      2: a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
         [syn: snare, gin, noose]
      3: a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
         [syn: cotton gin, gin]
      4: a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards
         remaining in their hand total less than 10 points [syn:
         gin, gin rummy, knock rummy]
      v 1: separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin
      2: trap with a snare; "gin game"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  109 Moby Thesaurus words for "gin":
     Angostura bitters, Canadian, Canadian whiskey, Cognac, Dionaea,
     Grand Champagne, Irish, Irish whiskey, Kirsch, Scotch,
     Scotch whiskey, absinthe, allure, bait the hook, baited trap,
     birdlime, bitters, blended whiskey, bolt, booby trap, bourbon,
     brandy, catch, catch out, clean rum, cordon, cordon off, cull out,
     deadfall, deathtrap, decoy, divide, eau de vie, enmesh, ensnare,
     ensnarl, entangle, entoil, entrap, enweb, filament, firetrap,
     flytrap, ghettoize, grog, hook, hook in, insulate, inveigle,
     isolate, keep apart, keep aside, lay aside, light whiskey, lime,
     lure, malt whiskey, marc, mescal, mesh, mine, mole trap, moonshine,
     mousetrap, net, noose, ouzo, pick out, pitfall, plum brandy,
     put aside, quarantine, raki, rattrap, riddle, rum, rye,
     rye whiskey, schnapps, screen, seclude, segregate, separate,
     set apart, set aside, set gun, shred, sieve, sift, slivovitz,
     snare, snarl, sniggle, sort out, spin, spirits, spread the toils,
     spring gun, tangle, tequila, thrash, thresh, trap, trapfall, trip,
     vodka, whiskey, wind, winnow
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  GIN
  
     A special-purpose macro assembler used to build the GEORGE
     3 operating system for ICL1900 series computers.
  
     (1994-11-02)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Gin
     a trap. (1.) Ps. 140:5, 141:9, Amos 3:5, the Hebrew word used,
     _mokesh_, means a noose or "snare," as it is elsewhere rendered
     (Ps. 18:5; Prov. 13:14, etc.).
     
       (2.) Job 18:9, Isa. 8:14, Heb. pah, a plate or thin layer; and
     hence a net, a snare, trap, especially of a fowler (Ps. 69: 22,
     "Let their table before them become a net;" Amos 3:5, "Doth a
     bird fall into a net [pah] upon the ground where there is no
     trap-stick [mokesh] for her? doth the net [pah] spring up from
     the ground and take nothing at all?", Gesenius.)
     

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