noun \ˈgəlch\

: a small, narrow valley with steep sides

Full Definition of GULCH

:  a deep or precipitous cleft :  ravine; especially :  one occupied by a torrent

Examples of GULCH

  1. <the gulch floods in the spring with the runoff from the mountains, so wait until later in the summer to hike it>

Origin of GULCH

perhaps from English dialect gulch to gulp, from Middle English gulchen
First Known Use: 1832

Related to GULCH

col, couloir, defile, flume, gap, gill [British], gorge, canyon, gulf, kloof [South African], linn [chiefly Scottish], notch, pass, ravine, saddle

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

Rhymes with GULCH

GULCH Defined for Kids


noun \ˈgəlch\

Definition of GULCH for Kids

:  a small narrow valley with steep sides


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