Meaning of GUTTER in English


[gut.ter] n [ME goter, fr. MF goutiere, fr. goute drop, fr. L gutta] (14c) 1 a: a trough along the eaves to catch and carry off rainwater b: a low area (as at the edge of a street) to carry off surface water (as to a sewer) c: a trough or groove to catch and direct something "the ~s of a bowling alley"

2: a white space formed by the adjoining inside margins of two facing pages (as of a book)

3: the lowest or most vulgar level or condition of human life

[2]gutter vt (14c) 1: to cut or wear gutters in

2: to provide with a gutter ~ vi 1 a: to flow in rivulets b of a candle: to melt away through a channel out of the side of the cup hollowed out by the burning wick

2: to incline downward in a draft "the candle flame ~ing" [3]gutter adj (15c): of, relating to, or characteristic of the gutter; esp: marked by extreme vulgarity, cheapness, or indecency "~ politics"

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