The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gerrymander \Ger`ry*man"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Gerrymandered; p. pr. & vb. n. Gerrymandering.]
To divide (a State) into districts for the choice of
representatives, in an unnatural and unfair way, with a view
to give a political party an advantage over its opponent.
[Political Cant, U. S.]
Note: This was done in Massachusetts at a time when Elbridge
Gerry was governor, and was attributed to his
influence, hence the name; though it is now known that
he was opposed to the measure. --Bartlett.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "gerrymandering":
ballot-box stuffing, bunco, cardsharping, cheat, cheating,
cozenage, diddle, diddling, dishonesty, dodge, fishy transaction,
flam, flimflam, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, graft, grift, gyp,
gyp joint, illicit business, imposition, imposture, racket, scam,