Gullet



[guhl-it] /ˈgʌl ɪt/

noun
1.
the esophagus.
2.
the throat or pharynx.
3.
a channel for water.
4.
a gully or ravine.
5.
a preparatory cut in an excavation.
6.
a concavity between two sawteeth, joining them at their bases.
verb (used with object)
7.
to form a concavity at the base of (a sawtooth).
/ˈɡʌlɪt/
noun
1.
a less formal name for the oesophagus related adjective oesophageal
2.
the throat or pharynx
3.
(mining, quarrying) a preliminary cut in excavating, wide enough to take the vehicle that removes the earth
n.

c.1300 (as a surname), from Old French golet “neck (of a bottle); gutter; bay, creek,” diminutive of gole “throat, neck” (Modern French guele), from Latin gula “throat,” also “appetite,” from PIE root *gwele- “swallow” (cf. Latin gluttire “to gulp down, devour,” Old English ceole “throat,” Old Church Slavonic glutu “gullet,” Old Irish gelim “I devour”).

gullet gul·let (gŭl’ĭt)
n.

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