gulley

1
[ guhl-ee ]
/ ˈgʌl i /

noun, plural gul·leys.


Nearby words

  1. gull,
  2. gull wing,
  3. gull-wing,
  4. gullah,
  5. gullet,
  6. gullibility,
  7. gullible,
  8. gulliver,
  9. gulliver's travels,
  10. gullstrand

gulley

2
[ guhl-ee, goo l-ee ]
/ ˈgʌl i, ˈgʊl i /

noun, plural gul·leys. Scot. and North England.

gully

2

or gul·ley

[ guhl-ee, goo l-ee ]
/ ˈgʌl i, ˈgʊl i /

noun, plural gul·lies. Scot. and North England.

a knife, especially a large kitchen or butcher knife.

Origin of gully

2
First recorded in 1575–85; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for gulley

gully

1

gulley

/ (ˈɡʌlɪ) /

noun plural -lies or -leys

a channel or small valley, esp one cut by heavy rainwater
NZ a small bush-clad valley
a deep, wide fissure between two buttresses in a mountain face, sometimes containing a stream or scree
cricket
  1. a fielding position between the slips and point
  2. a fielder in this position
either of the two channels at the side of a tenpin bowling lane

verb -lies, -lying or -lied

(tr) to make (channels) in (the ground, sand, etc)

Word Origin for gully

C16: from French goulet neck of a bottle; see gullet

gully

2
/ (ˈɡʌlɪ) /

noun plural -lies

Scot a large knife, such as a butcher's knife

Word Origin for gully

C16: of obscure origin

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Word Origin and History for gulley

gully

n.

"channel made by running water," 1650s, possibly a variant of Middle English golet "water channel" (see gullet). Gully-washer, American English colloquial for "heavy rainstorm," attested by 1887.

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Science definitions for gulley

gully

[ gŭlē ]

A narrow, steep-sided channel formed in loose earth by running water. A gully is usually dry except after periods of heavy rainfall or after the melting of snow or ice.
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