Definition of gulch
: a deep or precipitous cleft : ravine; especially : one occupied by a torrent
Examples of gulch in a Sentence
the gulch floods in the spring with the runoff from the mountains, so wait until later in the summer to hike it
Recent Examples of gulch from the Web
The creek basin is a narrow stip of green bounded by steep gulch walls with sagebrush desert above.
A concession stand anchors the end of the gulch, which is only accessible via an Upper Dells boat tour.
Lakewood police responded to an incident March 3 after a witness called to report a man lying down in a gulch and later urinating off a bridge in the 7000 block of West Colfax Avenue.
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Origin and Etymology of gulch
perhaps from English dialect gulch to gulp, from Middle English gulchen
First Known Use: 1832See Words from the same year
GULCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gulch for English Language Learners
: a small, narrow valley with steep sides
GULCH Defined for Kids
Definition of gulch for Students
: a small narrow valley with steep sides
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