a steep-walled valley cut by a swift stream; deep, narrow ravine
Origin of gulchprobably from dialect, dialectal , to swallow greedily from Middle English gulchen, of echoic origin, originally
A small ravine, especially one cut by a torrent.
Origin of gulchPerhaps from dialectal gulch to gush, (of land) to sink in from Middle English gulchen to drink greedily, to spew
(third-person singular simple present gulches, present participle gulching, simple past and past participle gulched)
- (obsolete) To swallow greedily; to gulp down.
From Middle English gulchen (“to gulp”)