joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape
Meaning: a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
meaning of the word
Meaning: prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged"
She cannot get sufficient water over her gills, and what does filter into her mouth in spite of the gag, is needed by the gag itself.
At this moment an official crossed over, and approaching Sancho threw over him a robe of black buckram painted all over with flames of fire, and taking off his cap put upon his head a mitre such as those undergoing the sentence of the Holy Office wear; and whispered in his ear that he must not open his lips, or they would put a gag upon him, or take his life.