[ guht-er-ing ]
/ ˈgʌt ər ɪŋ /


the act of making gutters.
material for making gutters.
the gutters of an individual building.
the melted wax or tallow of a candle.

Nearby words

  1. gutter,
  2. gutter ball,
  3. gutter fracture,
  4. gutter press,
  5. gutter wound,
  6. guttersnipe,
  7. guttiform,
  8. guttle,
  9. guttural,
  10. gutturalize

Origin of guttering

1400–50; late Middle English. See gutter, -ing1


[ guht-er ]
/ ˈgʌt ər /


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.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for guttering


/ (ˈɡʌtərɪŋ) /


the gutters, downpipes, etc, that make up the rainwater disposal system on the outside of a building
the materials used in this system


/ (ˈɡʌtə) /



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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Word Origin and History for guttering
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Idioms and Phrases with guttering


see in the gutter.

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