gulch

[ guhlch ]
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noun
  1. a deep, narrow ravine, especially one marking the course of a stream or torrent.

Origin of gulch

1
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.

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How to use gulch in a sentence

  • I don't mean to imply that doctors are all going to move to Galt's gulch.

    The Future of the MD | Megan McArdle | January 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Technological vision and rivalry are so intertwined that local residents call the place Silicon gulch.

  • They found the half-breed cooking some bacon over a tiny fire, at the head of a gulch that was just made for human concealment.

    Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
  • Avoiding the road, the half-breed made his way to a gulch near the ranch, where he tied his horse.

    Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
  • We had followed the spur track up the gulch for maybe a short quarter of a mile when we came to the engine.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • That siding is part of an old 'Y' at the mouth of a gulch that runs back into the mountains for maybe a dozen miles or so.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • Tarbell nodded without breaking his monotonous repetition of the Crow gulch call.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde

British Dictionary definitions for gulch

gulch

/ (ɡʌltʃ) /


noun
  1. US and Canadian a narrow ravine cut by a fast stream

Origin of gulch

1
C19: of obscure origin

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