- a deep, narrow ravine, especially one marking the course of a stream or torrent.
Origin of gulch
Examples from the Web for gulch
In a moment afterwards they re-entered the house in Gospeler's Gulch.
We were certainly in need of a regenerator at Jackman's Gulch about the beginning of '53.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
So we moved down the gulch a quarter of a mile and went into camp.
Even now whenever I think of what Hell must be I think of what that gulch looked like.
Sometimes we had a meeting of the residents of our own gulch.A Gold Hunter's Experience
Chalkley J. Hambleton
- US and Canadian a narrow ravine cut by a fast stream
Word Origin and History for gulch
"deep ravine," 1832, American English, perhaps from obsolete or dialectal verb gulsh "sink in" (of land), "gush out" (of water), from Middle English gulchen "to gush forth; to drink greedily" (c.1200). Cf. gulche-cuppe "a greedy drinker" (mid-13c.).