verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- gutter ball,
- gutter fracture,
- gutter press,
- gutter wound,
Origin of gutter
Examples from the Web for gutter
He piles the trash into the can and stands in the gutter, waiting for the light to change.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Speaking with The Tottenville Review, Foy calls his school of writing “gutter opera.”Novelist D. Foy Dubs His Debut ‘Gutter Opera’ And Who Are We To Argue?|J.T. Price|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But all publications seem to go to the gutter when it comes to Lewinsky.
But I reserve the distinction for gutter dwelling and otherwise abhorrent behavior to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Davis begins the film, punched by an aggressor into the gutter and ends it the same way.
Marat's bust had been thrown into the gutter and the Jacobin clubs closed.The Red City|S. Weir Mitchell
Looking about her, she perceived a gutter which seemed even lovelier than the one she had followed.Seventeen|Booth Tarkington
Catching him by the arm, our hero hurled him backward with such force that he fell flat in the gutter.The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview|Ralph Bonehill
As he walked home, he dug his nails wrathfully into the envelope of Valentines, and then suddenly he saw a drain in the gutter.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
Gutter children are an impossibility in a place where there are no gutters for their innocent delectation.Hygeia, a City of Health|Benjamin Ward Richardson
- the space between two pages in a forme
- the white space between the facing pages of an open book
- the space between two columns of type
Word Origin for gutter
late 13c., "watercourse, water drainage channel along the side of a street," from Anglo-Norman gotere, from Old French guitere, goutiere (13c., Modern French gouttière) "gutter, spout" (of water), from goute "a drop," from Latin gutta "a drop." Meaning "furrow made by running water" is from 1580s. Meaning "trough under the eaves of a roof to carry off rainwater" is from mid-14c. Figurative sense of "low, profane" is from 1818. In printers' slang, from 1841.
late 14c., "to make or run in channels," from gutter (n.). In reference to candles (1706) it is from the channel that forms on the side as the molten wax flows off. Related: Guttered; guttering.
see in the gutter.