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Pronunciation : Gut"ter
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. gotere, OF. goutiere, F. gouttière, fr. OF. gote, goute, drop, F. goutte, fr. L. gutta.]
Definition : 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. Macaulay.

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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gut*ter
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to channel. Shak.

2. To supply with a gutter or gutters. [R.] Dryden.

t. [imp. & p. p. Guttered; p. pr. & vb. n. Guttering.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gut"ter
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the wind.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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