the throat or pharynx.
a channel for water.
a gully or ravine.
a preparatory cut in an excavation.
a concavity between two sawteeth, joining them at their bases.
to form a concavity at the base of (a sawtooth).
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How to use gullet in a sentence
Once the meal is partially in its mouth, a second set of jaws somewhere in the eel’s throat clamps down on the squid, pulling the food down the fish’s gullet.Moray eels enjoy surf ‘n turf with a surprise second set of jaws | Claire Maldarelli | June 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
The blade of mine has been dulled on the gullet of that old Saracen yonder with the white beard.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
From the eastern gullet where he was, he could not see the sloop on account of the sharp turns of the pass.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
To prevent the water rushing into its throat as it skims the surface with its beak, the bird is provided with a very small gullet.In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
The cilia also send particles of food into a funnel-like opening, the gullet, on one side of the cell.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
The gullet widens almost at once into a long stomach, which in turn leads into a much coiled intestine.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for gullet
a less formal name for the oesophagus Related adjective: oesophageal
the throat or pharynx
mining quarrying a preliminary cut in excavating, wide enough to take the vehicle that removes the earth
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