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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gammoning \Gam"mon*ing\, n. [From 5th Gammon.] (Naut.) The lashing or iron band by which the bowsprit of a vessel is secured to the stem to opposite the lifting action of the forestays. [1913 Webster] Gammoning fashion, in the style of gammoning lashing, that is, having the turns of rope crossed. Gammoning hole (Naut.), a hole cut through the knee of the head of a vessel for the purpose of gammoning the bowsprit. [1913 Webster]