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GUT'TER, noun [Latin gutta, a drop.]

1. A channel for water; a hollow piece of timber, or a pipe, for catching and conveying off the water which drops from the eaves of a building.

2. A channel or passage for water; a hollow in the earth for conveying water; and, in popular usage, a channel worn in the earth by a current of water.

GUT'TER, verb transitive To cut or form into small hollows.

GUT'TER, verb intransitive To be hollowed or channeled.

1. To run or sweat as a candle.