Gange (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ganged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ganging (?).] [Of uncertain origin.]
To protect (the part of a line next a fishhook, or the hook itself) by winding it with wire.
To attach (a fishhook) to a line or snell, as by knotting the line around the shank of the hook.
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