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gut·ter

 (gŭt′ər)
n.
1. A channel at the edge of a street or road for carrying off surface water.
2. A trough fixed under or along the eaves for draining rainwater from a roof. Also called regionally eaves trough, rainspout, spouting.
3. A furrow or groove formed by running water.
4. A trough or channel for carrying something off, such as that on either side of a bowling alley or that almost level with the water in some swimming pools.
5. Printing The white space formed by the inner margins of two facing pages, as of a book.
6. A degraded and squalid class or state of human existence.
v. gut·tered, gut·ter·ing, gut·ters
v.tr.
1. To form gutters or furrows in: Heavy rain guttered the hillside.
2. To provide with gutters.
v.intr.
1. To flow in channels or rivulets: Rainwater guttered along the curb.
2. To melt away through the side of the hollow formed by a burning wick. Used of a candle.
3. To burn low and unsteadily; flicker: The flame guttered in the lamp.
adj.
Vulgar, sordid, or unprincipled: gutter language; the gutter press.

[Middle English goter, guter, from Old French gotier, from gote, drop, from Latin gutta.]
Our Living Language Certain household words have proved important as markers for major US dialect boundaries. The channels along the edge of a roof for carrying away rainwater (normally referred to in the plural) are variously known as eaves troughs in parts of New England, the Great Lakes states, and the West; spouting or rainspouts in eastern Pennsylvania and the Delmarva Peninsula; and gutters from Virginia southward. Historically, along the Atlantic coast, the transition points have marked unusually clear boundaries for the three major dialect areas—Northern, Midland, and Southern—traditionally acknowledged by scholars of American dialects. Nowadays, however, Southern gutters has become widely established as the standard US term. See Note at andiron

guttering

(ˈɡʌtərɪŋ)
n
1. (Building) the gutters, downpipes, etc, that make up the rainwater disposal system on the outside of a building
2. (Building) the materials used in this system

gut•ter•ing

(ˈgʌt ər ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of making gutters.
2. the gutters of a building or material for making them.
3. the melted wax or tallow of a candle.
[1400–50]
Translations

guttering

[ˈgʌtərɪŋ] Ncanales mpl, canalones mpl

guttering

[ˈgʌtərɪŋ] ngouttières fplgutter press n
the gutter press → la presse de bas étage, la presse à scandale

guttering

nRegenrinnen pl
adjflackernd
References in classic literature ?
They were just at the steps when a big drop fell splashing on the edge of the iron guttering.
It was strongly relieved against the darkness outside by the glare of the guttering candles.
GUTTERING is designed to protect your home's exterior walls from rain by channelling water from the roof to a drain in the ground via the gutters, which run horizontally, and downpipes, which run vertically.
It's a good idea to check your home's guttering before the leaves start to fall, writes JULIA GRAY GUTTERING is designed to protect your home's exterior walls from rain by channelling water from the roof to a drain in the ground via the gutters, which run horizontally, and downpipes, which run vertically.
1 Guttering protects your exterior walls from rain by channelling water from the roof to a drain in the ground via the gutters, which run horizontally, and downpipes, which run vertically.
While plastic guttering is usually a better option, if you live in a listed building and it has metal guttering, you'll probably have to replace it like for like - consult your local council's conservation office first.
Seeing as summer this year is turning into a bit of a washout, it could be the perfect time to clean out the guttering, along with the downspouts and drainpipes that form part of the same system for draining water away from the roof of a house.
Guttering protects your home's exterior walls from rain by channelling it from the roof to a drain in the ground via the horizontal gutter and vertical downpipes.