goring definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of gore.
  • noun:
    • an item of canvas cut obliquely to expand a sail at foot.
    • A piece of textile material slice diagonally so as to boost the width of the part to which it's applied, or perhaps in a sail to provide the required sweep. Also known as goring-cloth.
    • German politician in Nazi Germany who founded the Gestapo and mobilized Germany for war (1893-1946)
  • others:
    • Cut or made in order to have a broadening slope; of a sail, slashed sloping, in order to be broader on clue than during the earing.

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