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gutter

[ guht-er ]
/ ˈgʌt ər /
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noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to make gutters in; channel.
to furnish with a gutter or gutters: to gutter a new house.

RELATED WORDS

eaves, duct, tube, dike, pipe, sewer, culvert, conduit, funnel, drain, gully, spout, trench, sluice, trough, moat, channel, watercourse, runnel, fosse

Nearby words

guttat., guttate, guttatim, guttation, gutted, gutter, gutter ball, gutter fracture, gutter press, gutter wound, guttering

Origin of gutter

1250–1300; Middle English gutter, goter < Anglo-French goutiere, equivalent to goutte drop (see gout) + -iere, feminine of -ier -er2
Related formsgut·ter·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gutter

gutter

/ (ˈɡʌtə) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsgutter-like, adjective

Word Origin for gutter

C13: from Anglo-French goutiere, from Old French goute a drop, from Latin gutta
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Idioms and Phrases with gutter

gutter


see in the gutter.

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