4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gutter \Gut*ter\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gutter \Gut"ter\, verb (used without an object) To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the wind.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gutter \Gut"ter\, noun [OE. gotere, OF. goutiere, F. goutti['e]re, 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. --Macaulay.

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

4. (Bowling) Either of two sunken channels at either side of the bowling alley, leading directly to the sunken pit behind the pins. Balls not thrown accurately at the pins will drop into such a channel bypassing the pins, and resulting in a score of zero for that bowl. [PJC]

{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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater [syn: {gutter}, {trough}]

2: 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" [syn: {gutter}, {sewer}, {toilet}]

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

4: a tool for gutting fish


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

2: flow in small streams; "Tears guttered down her face"

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

4: provide with gutters; "gutter the buildings"

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