gaht, gat

The words gaht, gat sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do gaht, gat sound the same even though they are completely different words?

The answer is simple: gaht, gat are homophones of the English language.

gaht

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gat
  1. :: noun

    A narrow passage extending inland from a shore; a channel.

  2. :: noun

    Slang A pistol.

  3. :: verb

    Archaic A past tense of get.

Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition and Wordnik.

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About Homophones

Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.

If they are spelled the same then they are also homographs (and homonyms); if they are spelled differently then they are also heterographs (literally "different writing").