|n.||1.||(Arch.) A spout projecting from the roof gutter of a building, often carved grotesquely.|
|Noun||1.||gargoyle - a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal|
|2.||gargoyle - an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal|
|Gargoyle - A language for compiler writing.|
[J.V. Garwick, CACM 7(1):16-20, (Jan 1964)].