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Collecting nightgear, perhaps (9)


I believe the answer is:


'collecting' is the definition.
(I know that gathering is a type of collecting)

'nightgear perhaps' is the wordplay.
'perhaps' indicates anagramming the letters.
'nightgear' with letters rearranged gives 'GATHERING'.

(Other definitions for gathering that I've seen before include "convention?" , "Harvesting" , "Assembly, meeting" , "bee" , "Collecting" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish News.
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