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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GULCH, n. A glutton; a swallowing or devouring. [Not used.]
GULCH, v.t. To swallow greedily. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a narrow gorge with a stream running through it [syn: gulch, flume]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: perhaps from English dialect gulch to gulp, from Middle English gulchen Date: 1832 a deep or precipitous cleft ; ravine; especially one occupied by a torrent

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. US a ravine, esp. one in which a torrent flows. Etymology: perh. dial. gulch to swallow

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gulch Gulch, n. 1. Act of gulching or gulping. [Obs.] 2. A glutton. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. 3. A ravine, or part of the deep bed of a torrent when dry; a gully.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gulch Gulch, v. t. [OE. gulchen; cf. dial. Sw. g["o]lka to gulch, D. gulzig greedy, or E. gulp.] To swallow greedily; to gulp down. [Obs.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(gulches) A gulch is a long narrow valley with steep sides which has been made by a stream flowing through it. (mainly AM) ...California Gulch. N-COUNT: oft in names

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Ravine (made by running water), gully.

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