Meaning of gapes

gapes

Pronunciation: (gāps, gaps), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. a parasitic disease of poultry and other birds, characterized by frequent gaping due to infestation of the trachea and bronchi with gapeworms.
  2. a fit of yawning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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