guttering

noun

gut·​ter·​ing ˈgə-tər-iŋ How to pronounce guttering (audio)
1
: material for gutters
2

Examples of guttering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Typically, this involves making sure guttering is attached to downspouts on our homes, and directing rainwater to barrels or tanks. Elizabeth Waddington, Treehugger, 22 June 2023 Back then, the clock tower was the most advanced and ambitious public building of its age, but by 2017, stonework was deteriorating, water was leaking into the belfry, and the steps, ironwork and guttering were all in need of repair. New York Times, 3 July 2022 Mouse carcasses and excrement in roof guttering are polluting farmers’ water tanks and causing sickness. Fox News, 22 June 2021 Mouse carcasses and excrement in roof guttering are polluting farmers' water tanks and causing sickness. Rod McGuirk, Star Tribune, 22 June 2021 Dantean descent and conflicted redemption, giving us a 21st-first century odyssey into the guttering soul of the planet. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2021 The roof and guttering will be repaired to stop any more water getting in, the windows and doors will be boarded up and any internal pipes that once held noxious chemicals will be drained. Jo Caird, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Apr. 2021 Some of the main building’s windows are cracked; the guttering is broken. The Economist, 13 July 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of guttering was in 1703

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“Guttering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guttering. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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