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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Crawling at a walk up the darkening gulch, they ate.
▪ It's a long way down into the gulch.
▪ She forgot the excitement down below, she forgot the misunderstanding that had kept them silent down the gulch.
▪ The soldiers had followed along the gulch, as they ran, and murdered them in there.
▪ We followed down along the dry gulch, and what we saw was terrible.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gulch \Gulch\, n.

  1. Act of gulching or gulping. [Obs.]

  2. A glutton. [Obs.]
    --B. Jonson.

  3. A ravine, or part of the deep bed of a torrent when dry; a gully.


Gulch \Gulch\, v. t. [OE. gulchen; cf. dial. Sw. g["o]lka to gulch, D. gulzig greedy, or E. gulp.] To swallow greedily; to gulp down. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"deep ravine," 1832, American English, perhaps from obsolete or dialectal verb gulsh "sink in" (of land), "gush out" (of water), from Middle English gulchen "to gush forth; to drink greedily" (c.1200). Compare gulche-cuppe "a greedy drinker" (mid-13c.).


n. 1 A ravine-like or deep V-shaped valley, often eroded by flash floods; it is shallower than a canyon and deeper than a gully. 2 (context obsolete English) An act of gulching or gulping. 3 (context obsolete English) A glutton. vb. (context obsolete English) To swallow greedily; to gulp down.


n. a narrow gorge with a stream running through it [syn: flume]


thumb|upright=1.45|A dry gulch in the desert near Tamchy, Kyrgyzstan. The creek that may have run along the bottom of the gulch in the past has been diverted to a parallel aryk. In xeric lands, a gulch is a deep V-shaped valley formed by erosion. It may contain a small stream or dry creek bed and is usually larger in size than a gully. Sudden intense rainfall upstream may produce flash floods in the bed of the gulch.

In eastern Canada, gulch refers to:

  • a narrow deep cove ( Newfoundland)
  • a narrow saltwater channel ( Nova Scotia)
Gulch (disambiguation)

Gulch or The Gulch may refer to:

  • Gulch, a deep V-shaped valley formed by erosion
  • Gulch (horse), a thoroughbred horse
  • The Gulch (Atlanta), a redevelopment district in Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Gulch (Nashville), a neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee
Gulch (horse)

Gulch (April 16, 1984 – January 17, 2016) was an American thoroughbred racehorse and sire. Owned and bred by Peter M. Brant, he was sired by the outstanding North American stud and graded stakes race winner Mr. Prospector out of the Rambunctious mare Jameela.

Usage examples of "gulch".

True, she had to stay in Silver Gulch for three years, but, heck, it was worth a try.

Silver Gulch was surrounded by green fields, rolling hills, and a fast-flowing river.

Silver Gulch was little enough that John Snow could always take a few minutes from law enforcement to join them.

Just a gentle brush of his lips on hers, but it woke a tidal surge of physical memories and, she suspected, was registered and mentally recorded in the minds of every single Silver Gulch inhabitant present.

She should be able to find enough cowboys in Silver Gulch whom she could photograph so that Mica would be satisfied.

Damn, he was going to be the laughingstock of Silver Gulch but he had to have more money to make this work.

Silver Gulch tonight, thanks to the Silver Springs Spa and Healing Center.

After a few minutes of heavy rain, the gulch can become a raging waterway.

I could even see where the gulch came out on the other side of the hills.

Tobias and Simeon abandoned him in the gulch, with no horse, no gun, no nothing.

People said the Gulch was haunted, and he firmly believed every ghost story he had ever been told.

We are the wandering spirits of the Gloaming Gulch, murdered in the night by thieves and robbers.

I saw him was in the Gloaming Gulch, and he was surrounded by some angry ghosts.

Numa did not appear and the ape-man emerged at length into the open and stood erect, finding himself in a rocky cleft whose precipitous walls rose almost sheer on every hand, the tunnel from the gorge passing through the cliff and forming a passageway from the outer world into a large pocket or gulch entirely enclosed by steep walls of rock.

Except for the small passageway from the gorge, there was no other entrance to the gulch which was some hundred feet in length and about fifty in width and appeared to have been worn from the rocky cliff by the falling of water during long ages.