gullet


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gul·let

 (gŭl′ĭt)
n.
1. The esophagus.
2. The throat.
3. Zoology An invagination into the cytoplasm of certain ciliates, used for food intake.

[Middle English golet, from Old French goulet, from goule, throat, from Latin gula.]

gullet

(ˈɡʌlɪt)
n
1. (Anatomy) a less formal name for the oesophagus
2. (Anatomy) the throat or pharynx
3. (Mining & Quarrying) mining quarrying a preliminary cut in excavating, wide enough to take the vehicle that removes the earth
[C14: from Old French goulet, diminutive of goule throat, from Latin gula throat]

gul•let

(ˈgʌl ɪt)

n.
1. the esophagus.
2. the throat or pharynx.
3. a channel, ravine, or cut.
4. a concavity between two sawteeth.
[1350–1400; Middle English golet < Old French goulet « Latin gula throat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gullet - the passage between the pharynx and the stomachgullet - the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
muscle system, muscular structure, musculature - the muscular system of an organism
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
epicardia - the short part of the esophagus extending downward from the diaphragm to the stomach
cardiac sphincter - the valve between the distal end of the esophagus and the stomach; the physiological sphincter at the esophagogastric junction

gullet

noun throat, crop, maw, craw He burnt his mouth, throat and gullet.
Related words
technical name oesophagus
adjective oesophageal
Translations
حَلْق، حُلْقوم
hltanjícen
spiserør
kurkku
garatgarat-nyelõcsõnyelőcső
vélinda
stemplė
barības vads
hltan
yemek borusu

gullet

[ˈgʌlɪt] Nesófago m, garganta f

gullet

[ˈgʌlɪt] ngosier m

gullet

nSpeiseröhre f, → Kehle f; that really stuck in my gullet (fig)das ging mir sehr gegen den Strich (inf)

gullet

[ˈgʌlɪt] ngargarozzo

gullet

(ˈgalit) noun
the tube by which food passes from the mouth to the stomach.

gul·let

n. esófago; pop. garguero, gaznate.
References in classic literature ?
So the Sheriff sat him down again, with the best face he could assume, and soon the cook's viands were disappearing down his gullet as rapidly as the next man's.
He concluded a long harangue by taking off his funnel-cap, inserting the tube into my gullet, and thus deluging me with an ocean of Kirschenwässer, which he poured, in a continuous flood, from one of the long necked bottles that stood him instead of an arm.
'Do you suppose I'm going with that blow burning in my gullet?' he thundered.
(I fear the part played by the vultures on that occasion would be too painful for art to represent, those birds being disadvantageously naked about the gullet, and apparently without rites and ceremonies.)
(price one and a penny halfpenny, government stamp included), that the same 'will be found highly salutary as a precautionary measure in connection with the pleasures of the table.' To whom, while sickly with the fancy of an insoluble pill sticking in his gullet, and also with the sensation of a deposit of warm gum languidly wandering within him a little lower down, a servant enters with the announcement that a lady wishes to speak with him.
We keep an inn hereabouts, and for fifty pounds we will not only give thee a good draught of wine, but will give thee as noble a feast as ever thou didst tickle thy gullet withal." So saying, he put his fingers to his lips and blew a shrill whistle.
Stir a whisker, Lungri, and I ram the Red Flower down thy gullet!" He beat Shere Khan over the head with the branch, and the tiger whimpered and whined in an agony of fear.
At the same time, he belched forth a tremendous roar, in which there was something like the words of human language, but all disjointed and shaken to pieces by passing through the gullet of a miserably enraged brute.
His only aspirations were to hold out at poker, at his club, to know the names of all the cocottes, to shake hands all round, to ply his rosy gullet with truffles and champagne, and to create uncomfortable eddies and obstructions among the constituent atoms of the American colony.
The fringed lips drew back and up; the red tongue curled; the lower jaw dropped and dropped till you could see half-way down the hot gullet; and the gigantic dog-teeth stood clear to the pit of the gums till they rang together, upper and under, with the snick of steel-faced wards shooting home round the edges of a safe.
The bird gave a gulp, and I felt the stone pass along its gullet and down into its crop.
I have been through them all, and am familiar with every turn of them; as also with other great caves in Kentucky, in France, in Germany, and a host of other places--in many of these are tremendously deep caves of narrow aperture, which are valued by intrepid explorers, who descend narrow gullets of abysmal depth--and sometimes never return.