[ guhlch ]
/ gʌltʃ /


a deep, narrow ravine, especially one marking the course of a stream or torrent.

Origin of gulch

1825–35; compare British dialect gulch, gulsh to run with a full stream, gush, (of land) to sink in, Middle English gulchen to spew forth, gush; expressive word akin to gulp, gush, etc. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for gulch

/ (ɡʌltʃ) /


US and Canadian a narrow ravine cut by a fast stream

Word Origin for gulch

C19: of obscure origin
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