- a small valley or ravine originally worn away by running water and serving as a drainageway after prolonged heavy rains.
- a ditch or gutter.
- the position of a fielder between point and slips.
- the fielder occupying this position.
- to make gullies in.
- to form (channels) by the action of water.
Origin of gully1
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Examples from the Web for gullied
From the high ground the water had gullied for its passage a channel to the lower end.Field and Forest
The face was covered with gray bristle and gullied with wrinkles.To Him That Hath
The brown dirt path had been scoured and then gullied by the hard downpour.The Corner House Girls
Grace Brooks Hill
They are not so liable to be gullied by sudden thaws or flooding rains.What I know of farming:
Yet his I thought very poor indeed; for it was (as is termed in America) gullied; which I call broken land.George Washington: Farmer
Paul Leland Haworth
- a channel or small valley, esp one cut by heavy rainwater
- NZ a small bush-clad valley
- a deep, wide fissure between two buttresses in a mountain face, sometimes containing a stream or scree
- a fielding position between the slips and point
- a fielder in this position
- either of the two channels at the side of a tenpin bowling lane
- (tr) to make (channels) in (the ground, sand, etc)
- Scot a large knife, such as a butcher's knife
Word Origin and History for gullied
"channel made by running water," 1650s, possibly a variant of Middle English golet "water channel" (see gullet). Gully-washer, American English colloquial for "heavy rainstorm," attested by 1887.
- A narrow, steep-sided channel formed in loose earth by running water. A gully is usually dry except after periods of heavy rainfall or after the melting of snow or ice.