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gut•ter



Pronunciation: (gut'ur), [key]
n.
1. a channel at the side or in the middle of a road or street, for leading off surface water.
2. a channel at the eaves or on the roof of a building, for carrying off rain water.
3. any channel, trough, or the like for carrying off fluid.
4. a furrow or channel made by running water.
5. Bowling.a sunken channel on each side of the alley from the line marking the limit of a fair delivery of the ball to the sunken area behind the pins.
6. the state or abode of those who live in degradation, squalor, etc.: the language of the gutter.
7. the white space formed by the inner margins of two facing pages in a bound book, magazine, or newspaper.

v.i.
1. to flow in streams.
2. (of a candle) to lose molten wax accumulated in a hollow space around the wick.
3. (of a lamp or candle flame) to burn low or to be blown so as to be nearly extinguished.
4. to form gutters, as water does.

v.t.
1. to make gutters in; channel.
2. to furnish with a gutter or gutters: to gutter a new house.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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