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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.

gander

a male goose
References in classic literature ?
I think (with deference be it spoken) the contrast could not be much greater between a sleek gander and a fierce falcon: between a meek sheep and the rough-coated keen-eyed dog, its guardian.
The yard was full of life now: Marty was letting the screaming geese through the gate, and wickedly provoking the gander by hissing at him; the granary-door was groaning on its hinges as Alick shut it, after dealing out the corn; the horses were being led out to watering, amidst much barking of all the three dogs and many "whups" from Tim the ploughman, as if the heavy animals who held down their meek, intelligent heads, and lifted their shaggy feet so deliberately, were likely to rush wildly in every direction but the right.
Like bulls and buck goats, ganders frequently have thicker necks and larger heads.
Take a gander at the menu and you won't find a mention of goose at the new Ganders in Glendale.
The old gander forged to the front, among the other veteran ganders of the flock, clanging his migration honk.
The ganders of these breeds (mainly Embdens and Toulouse) are the world's most passionate fathers, and where goslings or even eggs are involved, they may attack a previously-loved human with homicide on their minds.