WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ga•tor  (gātər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Dialect Terms[Southern U.S. Informal.]alligator.
Also,  gater, 'gater. 
  • shortened form 1835–45, American.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

gator, gater /ˈɡeɪtə/ n
  1. chiefly US informal an alligator
Etymology: 19th Century



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