The definition of a gully is a narrow waterway.noun
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noun pl. gullies
a channel or hollow worn by running water; small, narrow ravine
altered < ME golet, water channel, orig., gullet
transitive verb gullied, gullying
to make a gully or gullies in
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noun pl. gullies
Brit. a large knife
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noun pl. gul·lies
A deep ditch or channel cut in the earth by running water after a prolonged downpour. verb gul·lied
, gul·lies verb, transitive
To wear a deep ditch or channel in. verb, intransitive
To form a deep ditch or channel.
Origin: Perhaps alteration of Middle English golet, throat, channel; see gullet.
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noun pl. gul·lies Chiefly British
A large knife.
Origin: Short for dialectal gully knife : gully (probably alteration of Middle English golet, throat; see gullet) + knife.
gully - Science Definition
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
A narrow, steep-sided channel formed in loose earth by running water. A gully is usually dry except after periods of heavy rainfall or after the melting of snow or ice.
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