cullis

[ kuhl-is ]
/ ˈkʌl ɪs /

noun

a gutter, as at the eaves of a roof.

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Origin of cullis

1830–40; <French coulissecoulisse; cf. portcullis
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British Dictionary definitions for cullis

cullis
/ (ˈkʌlɪs) /

noun

a gutter in or at the eaves of a roof
another word for coulisse (def. 1)

Word Origin for cullis

C19: from French coulisse channel, groove; see coulisse
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