gully

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English golet, from Old French goulet, from Latin gula (throat).

Noun[edit]

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gully (plural gullies)

  1. A trench, ravine or narrow channel which was worn by water flow, especially on a hillside.
  2. A small valley.
  3. (UK) A drop kerb.
  4. A road drain.
  5. (cricket) A fielding position on the off side about 30 degrees behind square, between the slips and point; a fielder in such a position
  6. (UK) A grooved iron rail or tram plate.
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gully (third-person singular simple present gullies, present participle gullying, simple past and past participle gullied)

  1. (obsolete) To flow noisily.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  2. (transitive) To wear away into a gully or gullies.

Etymology 2[edit]

Scots gully, of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

gully (plural gullies)

  1. (Scotland, northern UK) A large knife.
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Gullies And Other Knives


Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin unknown.

Noun[edit]

gully (plural gullies)

  1. large knife
    • God than he lewch and owre the dyk lap, / And owt of his scheith his gully owtgatt. (The Bannatyne Manuscript)