[guhlch] /gʌltʃ/

a deep, narrow ravine, especially one marking the course of a stream or torrent.
(US & Canadian) a narrow ravine cut by a fast stream

“deep ravine,” 1832, American English, perhaps from obsolete or dialectal verb gulsh “sink in” (of land), “gush out” (of water), from Middle English gulchen “to gush forth; to drink greedily” (c.1200). Cf. gulche-cuppe “a greedy drinker” (mid-13c.).

Related Terms



Read Also:

  • Gulden

    [gool-dn] /ˈgul dn/ noun, plural guldens, gulden. 1. . /ˈɡʊldən/ noun (pl) -dens, -den 1. a variant of guilder

  • Gülek bogaz

    /ɡuːˈlɛk bəʊˈɡɑːz/ noun 1. the Turkish name for the Cilician Gates

  • Gules

    [gyoolz] /gyulz/ Heraldry. noun 1. the tincture red. adjective 2. of the tincture red: a lion gules. /ɡjuːlz/ adjective, noun (usually postpositive) 1. (heraldry) red “red,” in heraldic descriptions, c.1300, from Old French goules “neckpiece of (red) fur,” plural of gole, guele “throat,” from Latin gula “throat” (see gullet).

  • Gulf

    [guhlf] /gʌlf/ noun 1. a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land. 2. a deep hollow; chasm or abyss. 3. any wide separation, as in position, status, or education. 4. something that or swallows up. verb (used with object) 5. to swallow up; engulf. /ɡʌlf/ noun 1. a large deep bay 2. […]

Disclaimer: Gulch definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.