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



BrE BrE//ˈkætɡʌt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkætɡʌt//
(also gut)[uncountable]
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thin strong string made from animals’ intestines and used in making musical instruments Word Origin late 16th cent.: the association with cat remains unexplained.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: catgut