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gulley1

[guhl-ee] /ˈgʌl i/
noun, plural gulleys.
1.
gully1 (defs 1, 2).

gulley2

[guhl-ee, goo l-ee] /ˈgʌl i, ˈgʊl i/
noun, plural gulleys. Scot. and North England
1.
gully2 .

gully2

[guhl-ee, goo l-ee] /ˈgʌl i, ˈgʊl i/
noun, plural gullies. Scot. and North England
1.
a knife, especially a large kitchen or butcher knife.
Origin of gully2
1575-1585
1575-85; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for gulley

gully1

/ˈɡʌlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies, -leys
1.
a channel or small valley, esp one cut by heavy rainwater
2.
(NZ) a small bush-clad valley
3.
a deep, wide fissure between two buttresses in a mountain face, sometimes containing a stream or scree
4.
(cricket)
  1. a fielding position between the slips and point
  2. a fielder in this position
5.
either of the two channels at the side of a tenpin bowling lane
verb -lies, -lying, -lied
6.
(transitive) to make (channels) in (the ground, sand, etc)
Word Origin
C16: from French goulet neck of a bottle; see gullet

gully2

/ˈɡʌlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
(Scot) a large knife, such as a butcher's knife
Word Origin
C16: of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for gulley

gully

n.

"channel made by running water," 1650s, possibly a variant of Middle English golet "water channel" (see gullet). Gully-washer, American English colloquial for "heavy rainstorm," attested by 1887.

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gulley in Science
gully
  (gŭl'ē)   
A narrow, steep-sided channel formed in loose earth by running water. A gully is usually dry except after periods of heavy rainfall or after the melting of snow or ice.
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