Gulley



[guhl-ee] /ˈgʌl i/

noun, plural gulleys.
1.
1 (defs 1, 2).
[guhl-ee, goo l-ee] /ˈgʌl i, ˈgʊl i/
noun, plural gulleys. Scot. and North England.
1.
2 .
[guhl-ee, goo l-ee] /ˈgʌl i, ˈgʊl i/
noun, plural gullies. Scot. and North England.
1.
a knife, especially a large kitchen or butcher knife.
/ˈɡʌlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies, -leys
1.
a channel or small valley, esp one cut by heavy rainwater
2.
(NZ) a small bush-clad valley
3.
a deep, wide fissure between two buttresses in a mountain face, sometimes containing a stream or scree
4.
(cricket)

5.
either of the two channels at the side of a tenpin bowling lane
verb -lies, -lying, -lied
6.
(transitive) to make (channels) in (the ground, sand, etc)
/ˈɡʌlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
(Scot) a large knife, such as a butcher’s knife
n.

“channel made by running water,” 1650s, possibly a variant of Middle English golet “water channel” (see gullet). Gully-washer, American English colloquial for “heavy rainstorm,” attested by 1887.
gully
(gŭl’ē)
A narrow, steep-sided channel formed in loose earth by running water. A gully is usually dry except after periods of heavy rainfall or after the melting of snow or ice.

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