gralloch

/ (ˈɡrælək, Scottish ˈɡrælɒx) British /

noun

the entrails of a deer
the act or an instance of disembowelling a deer killed in a hunt

verb (tr)

to disembowel (a deer killed in a hunt)

Nearby words

  1. grains,
  2. grains of paradise,
  3. grainy,
  4. grallatores,
  5. grallatorial,
  6. gram,
  7. gram atom,
  8. gram calorie,
  9. gram equivalent,
  10. gram molecule

Word Origin for gralloch

C19: from Scottish Gaelic grealach intestines

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Examples from the Web for gralloch

  • It was too dark to do more than pull him out of the water and gralloch him, and we had a hard paddle back to camp in the dark.

  • I remember, during the gralloch, some dreadfully poor charcoal-burners appearing on the scene to beg for food.

    Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
  • Say that again, you foul-mouthed dog o' Fife, and I'll gralloch you like a deer!

    Doom Castle|Neil Munro