- the esophagus.
- 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).
Origin of gullet
Examples from the Web for gullet
When I ask a fellow: 'Old man, what do you want to wet your gullet?'A Nest of Spies
But this I know—that if you intend us treachery you shall have my knife in your gullet for your pains.The Shame of Motley
Well, suppose they did squeeze his gullet up there on a scaffold!Mayflower (Flor de mayo)
Vicente Blasco Ibez
The only thing that sticks in my gullet is that fifty per cent.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
But it soon became certain that there was no egress from this gullet.The English at the North Pole
- 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
Word Origin and History for gullet
c.1300 (as a surname), from Old French golet "neck (of a bottle); gutter; bay, creek," diminutive of gole "throat, neck" (Modern French guele), from Latin gula "throat," also "appetite," from PIE root *gwele- "swallow" (cf. Latin gluttire "to gulp down, devour," Old English ceole "throat," Old Church Slavonic glutu "gullet," Old Irish gelim "I devour").
- The esophagus.
- The throat.