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Definition of "gully" []

  • A deep ditch or channel cut in the earth by running water after a prolonged downpour. (noun)
  • To wear a deep ditch or channel in. (verb-transitive)
  • To form a deep ditch or channel. (verb-intransitive)
  • Chiefly British A large knife. (noun)
  • A channel or small valley, esp one cut by heavy rainwater (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A small bush-clad valley (noun)
  • A deep, wide fissure between two buttresses in a mountain face, sometimes containing a stream or scree (noun)
  • A fielding position between the slips and point (noun)
  • A fielder in this position (noun)
  • Either of the two channels at the side of a tenpin bowling lane (noun)
  • To make (channels) in (the ground, sand, etc) (verb)

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Use "gully" in a sentence
  • "BILL EVANS. U.S. LIFE S.VING INS.RUCTOR: Rip current is a current of water that's flowing from shore back out to sea and is formed from the breaking waves forcing water over the sand bar into what we call the gully, which is the deeper portion right offshore."
  • "There's not a proper foundation there, the gully is just stone and dirt."
  • "The NVA were crossing the gully from the south to the high ground on the north side of the gully."