gullet

[guhl-it]
noun
1.
the esophagus.
2.
the throat or pharynx.
3.
a channel for water.
4.
a gully or ravine.
5.
a preparatory cut in an excavation.
6.
a concavity between two sawteeth, joining them at their bases.
verb (used with object)
7.
to form a concavity at the base of (a sawtooth).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English golet < Old French gouletLatin gula throat; see -et

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gullet (ˈɡʌlɪt)
 
n
1.  a less formal name for the oesophagus Related: oesophageal
2.  the throat or pharynx
3.  mining, quarrying a preliminary cut in excavating, wide enough to take the vehicle that removes the earth
 
Related: oesophageal
 
[C14: from Old French goulet, diminutive of goule throat, from Latin gula throat]

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gullet
c.1300, from O.Fr. goulet, dim. of goule "throat, neck," from L. gula "throat," from PIE base *gel- "swallow" (cf. L. gluttire "to gulp down, devour," O.E. ceole "throat," O.C.S. glutu "gullet," O.Ir. gelim "I devour").
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gullet gul·let (gŭl'ĭt)
n.

  1. The esophagus.

  2. The throat.

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Example sentences
Fiery sambals that blast your gullet and soothing chutneys to cool you.
Now's your chance to give us a bib and cram your greasy photos down our gullet.
The pleasure center of caviar is the palate, not the gullet.
If you drink it, it will corrode your gullet before it poisons you.
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