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Gander,

town (1991 pop. 10,339), NE Newfoundland, N.L., Canada. Gander's airport, an important base in World War II, is a hub for international flights; it also attracts many refugees. It was the site of a Dec., 1985, plane crash that killed 256 passengers, 248 of them U.S. soldiers returning from the Middle East.
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gander

a male goose
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