Gulch meaning

gŭlch
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A small ravine, especially one cut by a torrent.
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A steep-walled valley cut by a swift stream; deep, narrow ravine.
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(obsolete) To swallow greedily; to gulp down.
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A ravine-like or deep V-shaped valley, often eroded by flash floods; it is shallower than a canyon and deeper than a gully.
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Origin of gulch

  • Perhaps from dialectal gulch to gush, (of land) to sink in from Middle English gulchen to drink greedily, to spew

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English gulchen (“to gulp”)

    From Wiktionary