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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
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Gutter

A shallow channel of metal or wood at the edge of a roof eave to catch and drain water into a downspout.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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gutter

In typography, the space between two columns.
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com), which is a long, hedgehoglike brush that sits in the gutter and keeps out leaves and the like because they bounce off or get stuck on the 'spines'.
Work your way along the gutter from the low end towards the higher end, climbing down and moving the ladder, making sure not to reach out too far, as you work your way along.
If your gutter is difficult to check or you don't check it very often, gutter guards are a good idea.
Using your silicone gun, push the nozzle deep underneath the gutter directly above the bracket, squeezing out far more gutter silicone than you think you will need.
A leak often causes stains on the underside of the gutter One way to trace this is to go outside during a rain storm, using an umbrella, and checking the gutters.