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Definition of gutter noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a long curved channel made of metal or plastic that is attached under the edge of a roof to carry away the water when it rains a clogged/leaky gutter
  2. 2[countable] a channel at the edge of a road where water collects and is carried away to drains
  3. 3the gutter [singular] the bad social conditions or low moral standards sometimes connected with the lowest level of society She rose from the gutter to become a great star. gutter mouth (= using offensive words)
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