a small valley or ravine originally worn away by running water and serving as a drainageway after prolonged heavy rains.
a ditch or gutter.
the position of a fielder between point and slips.
the fielder occupying this position.
to make gullies in.
to form (channels) by the action of water.
Slang. of or relating to the environment, culture, or life experience in poor urban neighborhoods; vulgar, raw, or authentic; ghetto: Does your mama know what you’re up to on these gully street corners all night?Keepin’ it gully, for real!
Other definitions for gully (2 of 2)
a knife, especially a large kitchen or butcher knife.
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How to use gully in a sentence
The trail started with a series of switchbacks before it dove directly down the loose, boulder-ridden gully toward the canyon floor.My Worst Hike: My Boyfriend Left Me Injured on the Trail | cobrien | November 13, 2021 | Outside Online
This is especially noticeable—and vital—when you’re moving from a sunny face to a shady gully at 25 miles per hour.
At one point in 1971, he spotted a jawbone jutting out from the side of the gully.Rhinos, camels and bone-crushing dogs once roamed Nebraska | Alison Pearce Stevens | May 13, 2021 | Science News For Students
The snails turned up in small patches of unburned habitat, sometimes at the bottom of gullies or in deep leaf litter around the bases of large trees.A year after Australia’s wildfires, extinction threatens hundreds of species | John Pickrell | March 9, 2021 | Science News
One by one we left camp, figuring we’d be able to keep tabs on each other pretty easily in the wide-open gully.
In 2000, Cogswell helped found The gully, an online lesbian magazine, which closed six years later.Tick-Tock: The Explosive Power of the Lesbian Avengers | Tim Teeman | March 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
gully Wells shares recollections of growing up with her mother, stepfather, and their famous inner circle.
Judge then of my surprise when I rode up out of the water-washed gully and found them nowhere in sight.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
It was perched high above the sidewalk, for the street but a few years since was a gully, and the grading had deepened it.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Thousands of Turks in a bunch, so the boys say, swarmed out of their trenches and the gully Ravine.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
One of the horses was hobbled, and they were all eating hungrily the grass that grew along the gully's sides.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
A few pines were sprinkled about the slopes of the gully, and one or two of them which had fallen lay athwart the creek.The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for gully (1 of 2)
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)
British Dictionary definitions for gully (2 of 2)
Scot a large knife, such as a butcher's knife
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Scientific definitions for gully
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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