- a knife, especially a large kitchen or butcher knife.
Origin of gully2
Examples from the Web for gulley
The aliens edged their way to a gulley along the side of the road.Jubilation, U.S.A.
G. L. Vandenburg
I looked through the passage and saw that the gulley was black with baboons.Allan's Wife
H. Rider Haggard
She went on till she came to a dip, or gulley, when a break in the cliff occurred.The Ferryman of Brill
William H. G. Kingston
Soon some thirty of them had met with this fate, and the gulley was full to overflowing.In the grip of the Mullah
F. S. Brereton
Page 19: "gulley" changed to "gully" (on either side by a gully).The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley
Harlan Ingersoll Smith
- 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
- a fielding position between the slips and point
- a fielder in this position
- either of the two channels at the side of a tenpin bowling lane
- (tr) to make (channels) in (the ground, sand, etc)
- Scot a large knife, such as a butcher's knife
Word Origin and History for gulley
"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.
- 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.