- an intermittent watercourse.
- a gully or ravine.
Origin of nullah
First recorded in 1770–80, nullah is from the Hindi word nālā brook, ravine
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Examples from the Web for nullah
By eight o'clock the last of the baggage was near the nullah.Through Three Campaigns
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You are certain it was in the nullah that Mr Strachan killed the Arab who was on the top of you?For Fortune and Glory
A common method of duelling was the exchange of blows from a nullah.Peeps At Many Lands: Australia
They were in a khor, or nullah, into which we had to drop, and they lined it twenty deep in places.Khartoum Campaign, 1898
I could see the wheel wobbling as we crossed the flat bed of the nullah.The Mercy of Allah
- a stream or drain
C18: from Hindi nālā
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