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gutter

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English

curb, gutter, and storm drain

Etymology

Anglo-Norman gotere, from Old French gotiere (French gouttière), ultimately from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gutta ‘drop’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
gutter

Plural
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gutter ({{{1}}})
  1. A ditch along the side of a road.
  2. A duct or channel beneath the eaves of a building to carry rain water.
  3. A grooves down the sides of a bowling lane.
  4. A large groove (commonly behind animals) in a barn used for the collection and removal of animal excrement.
  5. A space between printed columns of text.
  6. Something distasteful or morally questionable.
  7. (UK) A drainage channel

Translations

See also

Adjective

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Positive
gutter

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. suitable for the gutter; vulgar, disreputable

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Verb

Infinitive
to gutter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to gutter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to flow or stream; to form gutters
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to melt away or fail from becoming channeled on one side
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to flicker as if about to be extinguished

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