Definitions for: Gutter

[n] a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
[v] provide with gutters, of buildings
[v] wear or cut gutters into; "The heavy rain guttered the soil"
[v] flow in small streams; "Tears guttered down her face"
[v] burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker; "The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground"

Webster (1913) Definition: Gut"ter, n. [OE. gotere, OF. goutiere, F. goutti[`e]re,
fr. OF. gote, goute, drop, F. goutte, fr. L. gutta.]
1. A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the
rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough.

2. A small channel at the roadside or elsewhere, to lead off
surface water.

Gutters running with ale. --Macaulay.

3. Any narrow channel or groove; as, a gutter formed by
erosion in the vent of a gun from repeated firing.

Gutter member (Arch.), an architectural member made by
treating the outside face of the gutter in a decorative
fashion, or by crowning it with ornaments, regularly
spaced, like a diminutive battlement.

Gutter plane, a carpenter's plane with a rounded bottom for
planing out gutters.

Gutter snipe, a neglected boy running at large; a street
Arab. [Slang]

Gutter stick (Printing), one of the pieces of furniture
which separate pages in a form.

Gut*ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Guttered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Guttering.]
1. To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to
channel. --Shak.

2. To supply with a gutter or gutters. [R.] --Dryden.

Gut"ter, v. i.
To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the

Synonyms: trough

See Also: burn, cater, chute, conduit, course, cullis, dig into, flow, gable roof, glow, ply, poke into, probe, provide, run, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof, slide, slideway, sloping trough, supply

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