What does the word gingerbread mean?

Usage examples for gingerbread

  1. The meeting- houses were spread out on the ground, roofed in like barns, and quartered off inside into square pews, like a cake of gingerbread. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  2. A man sells gingerbread in an open shed, and in the intervals of his customer's coming, reads some popular history or romance. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  3. But, Aunt Polly, gingerbread! – A Round Dozen by Susan Coolidge
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