cullis

[ kuhl-is ]

noun
  1. a gutter, as at the eaves of a roof.

Origin of cullis

1
1830–40; <French coulissecoulisse; cf. portcullis

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How to use cullis in a sentence

  • The masculine form coulis means a clear broth, or cullis, as it was called in English up to the 18th century.

  • A proposition was made, and arrangements were perfected to visit Doctor cullis, to secure the benefit of his prayers.

British Dictionary definitions for cullis

cullis

/ (ˈkʌlɪs) /


noun
  1. a gutter in or at the eaves of a roof

  2. another word for coulisse (def. 1)

Origin of cullis

1
C19: from French coulisse channel, groove; see coulisse

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