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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gash \Gash\ (g[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gashed (g[a^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Gashing.] [For older garth or garse, OF. garser to scarify, F. gercer to chap, perh. from an assumed LL. carptiare, fr. L. carpere, carptum, to pluck, separate into parts; cf. LL. carptare to wound. Cf. Carpet.] To make a gash, or long, deep incision in; -- applied chiefly to incisions in flesh. [1913 Webster] Grievously gashed or gored to death. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]