Definition of rutch
: to move with a crunching or shuffling noise no sound except the rutching of heavily loaded bare feet on the paving stones — Talbot Mundy
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Origin and Etymology of rutch
German rutschen to slide, slither, from Middle High German rützen, rütschen
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