Definition of gully noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    gully1

     noun
    (also gulley)noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɡʌli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌli//
     
    (pl. gullies, gulleys) Mountains and valleys
     
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  1. 1a small, narrow channel, usually formed by a stream or by rain The slope was still awash with water spilling down deep gullies. See related entries: Mountains and valleys
  2. 2a deep ditch See related entries: Mountains and valleys
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘gullet’): from French goulet, diminutive of goule ‘throat’, from Latin gula.

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