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A gutter or groove in a roof.

[Middle English colis, from Old French coleis, channel, from coler, to pour, from Latin cōlāre, to filter, from cōlum, sieve.]


1. (Architecture) a gutter in or at the eaves of a roof
2. (Building) another word for coulisse1
[C19: from French coulisse channel, groove; see coulisse]


(ˈkʌl ɪs)

a gutter, as at the eaves of a roof.
[1830–40; < French coulisse coulisse; compare portcullis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cullis - a gutter in a roof
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
gutter, trough - a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
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