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gutter

1. a channel running along the kerb or the centre of a road to collect and carry away rainwater
2. a trench running beside a canal lined with clay puddle
3. either of the two channels running parallel to a tenpin bowling lane
4. the space left between stamps on a sheet in order to separate them
5. Surfing a dangerous deep channel formed by currents and waves

Gutter

A shallow channel of metal or wood at the edge of a roof eave to catch and drain water into a downspout.

gutter

[′gəd·ər]
(building construction)
A trough along the edge of the eaves of a building to carry off rainwater.
(civil engineering)
A shallow trench provided beside a canal, bordering a highway, or elsewhere, for surface drainage.
(graphic arts)
In the pages of a book, the unprinted space or inner margin between the printed area and the binding.
(metallurgy)
A groove along the periphery of a die impression to allow for excess flash during forging.
(mining engineering)
A drainage trench cut along the side of a mine shaft to conduct the water back into a lodge or sump.

gutter

gutter, 1
1. A shallow channel of metal or wood set immediately below and along the eaves of a building to catch and carry off rainwater from the roof. Also see box gutter, concealed gutter, flying gutter, standing gutter, sunk gutter, through gutter. Also called eaves gutter, eaves trough, roof gutter.
2. In electrical wiring, the space provided at the sides, top, or bottom within an electric panel or switchboard to permit the installation of feeder and branch wiring conductors.

gutter

In typography, the space between two columns.
References in classic literature ?
Homer Firth, the landscape man," he chanted, "wants permission to use blue flint on the new road, with turf gutters, and to plant silver firs each side.
at the end of the tunnel the gutter discharged itself into a great canal; that would be just as dangerous for him as it would be for us to go down a waterfall.
This morning I ventured to run along the gutters and "
The studio, occupying nearly the whole attic floor under the roof, presented to the eye those vast proportions which surprise inquirers when, after attaining sixty feet above the ground-floor, they expect to find an artist squeezed into a gutter.
The chair went to matchwood at the bottom, and we rolled apart into the gutter.
But if you think I am going to let the Union Jack go down and down eternally, like the bottomless well, down into the blackness of the bottomless pit, down in defeat and derision, amid the jeers of the very Jews who have sucked us dry--no I won't, and that's flat; not if the Chancellor were blackmailed by twenty millionaires with their gutter rags, not if the Prime Minister married twenty Yankee Jewesses, not if Woodville and Carstairs had shares in twenty swindling mines.
We picked him out of the gutter, and he won't leave us so easily.
You have not, of course, seen the disgraceful illustrations which the gutter Press-- This man is a public nuisance; he knows that I am a resident perfectly well, and yet he goes on worrying me to buy his vulgar views.
in that state, I must leave the spoil behind, or be found drunk in the gutter with my head on the swag itself.
He then perceived that he was lying half in the middle of the gutter.
But he seemed to revel in the coarseness of her language and would often report some phrase which reeked of the gutter.
You see this creature with her kerbstone English: the English that will keep her in the gutter to the end of her days.