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gulch

 (gŭlch)
n.
A small ravine, especially one cut by a torrent.

[Perhaps from dialectal gulch, to gush, (of land) to sink in, from Middle English gulchen, to drink greedily, to spew.]

gulch

(ɡʌltʃ)
n
(Physical Geography) US and Canadian a narrow ravine cut by a fast stream
[C19: of obscure origin]

gulch

(gʌltʃ)

n.
a deep, narrow ravine, esp. one marking the course of a stream or torrent.
[1825–35; compare British dial. gulch, gulsh to run with a full stream, gush, (of land) to sink in, Middle English gulchen to spew forth, gush; expressive word akin to gulp, gush, etc.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gulch - a narrow gorge with a stream running through itgulch - a narrow gorge with a stream running through it
gorge - a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
Translations

gulch

[gʌlʃ] N (US) → barranco m

gulch

[ˈgʌltʃ] n (US)ravin m

gulch

n (US) → Schlucht f

gulch

[gʌltʃ] n (Am) → burrone m
References in classic literature ?
From its mouth up to its head--for gulches, like rivers, have an anatomy of their own--the distance does not exceed two miles, and the width at bottom is at only one place more than a dozen yards; for most of the distance on either side of the little brook which drains it in winter, and goes dry in the early spring, there is no level ground at all; the steep slopes of the hills, covered with an almost impenetrable growth of manzanita and chemisal, are parted by nothing but the width of the water course.
It crosses streams on toylike bridges, offers glimpses of tumbling waterfalls, occasionally bursts upon sweeping ocean vistas and skirts gulches where bright-orange African tulip blossoms rise to greet you.
It was for the better she opted out of the hike; the roller coaster of gulches along the difficult, 9-mile Muliwai Trail and the crazy-steep, rain-soaked descent into the primitive valley would have battered her fragile knees.