gulch

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noun \ˈgəlch\

Definition of gulch

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

Examples of gulch in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of gulch

perhaps from English dialect gulch to gulp, from Middle English gulchen


First Known Use: 1832


GULCH Defined for English Language Learners

gulch

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Definition of gulch for English Language Learners

  • : a small, narrow valley with steep sides


GULCH Defined for Kids

gulch

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noun \ˈgəlch\

Definition of gulch for Students

  1. :  a small narrow valley with steep sides



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