• IPA: /ˈɡʌli/

gully (plural gullies)

  1. A trench, ravine or narrow channel which was worn by water flow, especially on a hillside.
  2. A small valley.
  3. (UK) A drop kerb.
  4. A road drain.
  5. (cricket) A fielding position on the off side about 30 degrees behind square, between the slips and point; a fielder in such a position
  6. (UK) A grooved iron rail or tram plate.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • German: Erosionsrinne
  • Italian: calanco
  • Russian: ложби́на
  • Spanish: barranco

gully (gullies, present participle gullying; past and past participle gullied)

  1. (obsolete) To flow noisily.
  2. (transitive) To wear away into a gully or gullies.

gully (plural gullies)

  1. (Scotland, northern UK) A large knife.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, page 139:
      With that I made my mind up, took out my gully, opened it with my teeth, and cut one strand after another […]

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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