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Noun: gutter  gú-tu(r)
  1. A channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
    - trough, eavestrough [Cdn]
     
  2. Misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
    "his career was in the gutter";
    - sewer, toilet
     
  3. A worker who guts things (fish, buildings or cars etc.)
     
  4. A tool for gutting fish
     
  5. A space between printed columns of text; an inner margin
     
  6. A ditch along the side of a road for draining water;
Verb: gutter  gú-tu(r)
  1. Burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker
    "The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground"
     
  2. Flow in small streams
    "Tears guttered down her face"
     
  3. Wear or cut gutters into
    "The heavy rain guttered the soil"
     
  4. Provide with gutters
    "gutter the buildings"

Derived forms: gutters, guttering, guttered

Type of: bad luck, burn, cater, channel, course, dig into, feed, flow, glow, hand tool, ill luck, misfortune, ply, poke into, probe, provide, run, supply, tough luck, worker

Part of: gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof

Encyclopedia: Gutter