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Main Entry: 1ger·ry·man·der
Pronunciation: secondarystressjer-emacron-primarystressman-dschwar, primarystressjer-emacron-secondarystressman-dschwar also secondarystressger-, primarystressger-
Function: noun
Etymology: from Elbridge Gerry, former governor of Massachusetts, and salamander; so called from the shape of an election district formed during Gerry's term in office
: the act or result of gerrymandering
[gerrymander illustration]

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