couloir

[ kool-wahr; French koo-lwar ]
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noun,plural cou·loirs [kool-wahrz, French koo-lwar]. /kulˈwɑrz, French kuˈlwar/.
  1. a steep gorge or gully on the side of a mountain, especially in the Alps.

Origin of couloir

1
1850–55; <French: literally, colander <Late Latin cōlātōrium strainer, equivalent to Latin cōlā(re) to strain, filter + -tōrium-tory2; see coulee

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couloir

/ (ˈkuːlwɑː, French kulwar) /


noun
  1. a deep gully on a mountain side, esp in the French Alps

Origin of couloir

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C19: from French: corridor, from couler to pour; see coulee

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