gully


1gul·ly

noun \ˈg-lē, ˈgə-\
plural gullies

Definition of GULLY

dial British
:  a large knife

Origin of GULLY

short for English dialect gully knife
First Known Use: 1582

Rhymes with GULLY

2gul·ly

noun \ˈgə-lē\
plural gullies

Definition of GULLY

1
:  a trench which was originally worn in the earth by running water and through which water often runs after rains
2
:  a small valley or gulch

Variants of GULLY

gul·ly also gul·ley \ˈgə-lē\

Origin of GULLY

obsolete English gully gullet, probably alteration of Middle English golet ravine, throat
First Known Use: 1637

Other Geology Terms

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

Rhymes with GULLY

3gul·ly

verb \ˈgə-lē\
gul·liedgul·ly·ing

Definition of GULLY

transitive verb
:  to make gullies in
intransitive verb
:  to undergo erosion :  form gullies

First Known Use of GULLY

1754

Other Geology Terms

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

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