verb (used with object)
Origin of gullet
Examples from the Web for gullet
But it soon became certain that there was no egress from this gullet.The English at the North Pole|Jules Verne
The brute had tried to swallow the knee-joint of a bullock, and it had stuck in his gullet.Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier|James Inglis
Later it becomes a straight, simple tube, strengthened by a gullet in front.
His hair bristled up, and his opened mouth could not let the horrible yell come forth—it died in the gullet.The Mesmerist's Victim|Alexandre Dumas
Over this, food and drink pass on their way to the road to the stomach, the gullet.Mind Amongst the Spindles|Various
British Dictionary definitions for gullet
Word Origin for gullet
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").