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Definition of Gutter


  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.
  3. Any narrow channel or groove; as, a gutter formed by erosion in the vent of a gun from repeated firing.
  4. To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to channel.
  5. To supply with a gutter or gutters.
  6. To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the wind.

Gutter Quotations

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde

I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

When elites see a homeless person in the gutter, they assume he's saving a parking place.
P. J. O'Rourke

Maybe I'll be 48 and die in the gutter in Paris.
Patti Smith

England is obsessed with where you came from, and they are determined to keep you in that place, be it in a drawing room or in the gutter.
Daniel Day-Lewis
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Gutter Translations

gutter in German is Rinne, Gosse
gutter in Italian is solco, tombino, grondala
gutter in Norwegian is rennestein, takrenne
gutter in Spanish is chorrera

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