Middle English Dictionary Entry

gad(de n.
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Note: Cp. gode n.
(a) A sharp-pointed metal spike; (b) a sharp-pointed stick used for driving oxen etc.; a goad; (c) ~ nail, some kind of nail or spike.
(a) A metal bar or rod; an ingot of metal; fig. a lump or mass of solid material; (b) a metal rod used for measuring land; a linear unit of measure varying from about 10 to 16 feet; (c) her. a representation in perspective of an ingot of metal.