gutter

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[Gut·ter]

A channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater

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A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough.

Noun
a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater

Noun
a tool for gutting fish

Noun
a worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.)

Noun
misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; "his career was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer"; "pensions are in the toilet"

Verb
provide with gutters; "gutter the buildings"

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Verb
wear or cut gutters into; "The heavy rain guttered the soil"

Verb
flow in small streams; "Tears guttered down her face"

Verb
burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker; "The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground"


n.
A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough.

n.
A small channel at the roadside or elsewhere, to lead off surface water.

n.
Any narrow channel or groove; as, a gutter formed by erosion in the vent of a gun from repeated firing.

v. t.
To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to channel.

v. t.
To supply with a gutter or gutters.

v. i.
To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the wind.


Gutter

Gut"ter , n. [OE. gotere, OF. goutiere, F. goutti'8are, fr. OF. gote, goute, drop, F. goutte, fr. L. gutta.] 1. A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough. 2. A small channel at the roadside or elsewhere, to lead off surface water.
Gutters running with ale.
3. Any narrow channel or groove; as, a gutter formed by erosion in the vent of a gun from repeated firing. Gutter member (Arch.), an architectural member made by treating the outside face of the gutter in a decorative fashion, or by crowning it with ornaments, regularly spaced, like a diminutive battlement. -- Gutter plane, a carpenter's plane with a rounded bottom for planing out gutters. -- Gutter snipe, a neglected boy running at large; a street Arab. [Slang] -- Gutter stick (Printing), one of the pieces of furniture which separate pages in a form.

Gutter

Gut*ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Guttered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Guttering.] 1. To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to channel. Shak. 2. To supply with a gutter or gutters. [R.] Dryden.

Gutter

Gut"ter, v. i. To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the wind.

A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough.

To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to channel.

To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the wind.

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Usage Examples

I didn't have any role models really. My best friend was a dog. My mum and dad saved a dog from the gutter and that dog was my brother before Jesse was born. Sami was his name and he was my role model.

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Other Usage Examples

A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be, according to the fitness and tendency of things. Nature has set upon him the process of decline and dissolution by which she removes things which have survived their usefulness.

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