verb (used with object)
- gull wing,
- gulliver's travels
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
Word Origin 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").