cullis

[kuhl-is]

Origin of cullis

1830–40; < French coulisse coulisse; cf. portcullis
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cullis

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

Word Origin for cullis

C19: from French coulisse channel, groove; see coulisse
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