Meaning of GAGE in English

GAGE

n.

Pronunciation: ' g ā j

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, pledge, reward, from Anglo-French ― more at WAGE

Date: 14th century

1 : a token of defiance specifically : a glove or cap cast on the ground to be taken up by an opponent as a pledge of combat

2 : something deposited as a pledge of performance

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.