American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The esophagus.
- n. The throat.
- n. Zoology An invagination into the cytoplasm of certain ciliates, used for food intake.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The passage in the neck of an animal by which food and drink pass from the mouth to the stomach; the throat; technically, in anatomy, the esophagus.
- n. Something resembling the throat in shape, position, or functions. A deep narrow passage through which a stream flows; a ravine; a water-channel.
- n. A preparatory cut or channel in excavations, of sufficient width to admit of the passage of wagons.
- n. A peculiar concave cut in the teeth of some saw-blades. See gullet-saw.
- n. A gore, as in a skirt.
- n. Part of a hood or cowl.
- n. A piece of armor for the throat or upper part of the body.
- n. The lower end of a horse-collar about which pass the choke-strap and breast-strap.
- n. The arch of a bridge.
- n. A parcel or lot.
- n. A fish, the pike.
- To cut or make gullets in: as, to gullet a saw.
- n. The throat or esophagus.
- n. cytology The cytopharynx of a ciliate, through which food is ingested.
- n. The space between the teeth of a saw blade.
- n. A channel for water.
- n. A preparatory cut or channel in excavations, of sufficient width for the passage of earth wagons.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The tube by which food and drink are carried from the pharynx to the stomach; the esophagus.
- n. Something shaped like the food passage, or performing similar functions.
- n. A channel for water.
- n. (Engin.) A preparatory cut or channel in excavations, of sufficient width for the passage of earth wagons.
- n. A concave cut made in the teeth of some saw blades.
- n. the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
- From Old English golet, Old French goulet, from Latin gula. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English golet, from Old French goulet, from goule, throat, from Latin gula. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_Impaction of foreign bodies_; _Compression of the gullet from without_; _Spasm of the muscular coat_; _Cardiospasm_; _Paralysis of the gullet_; _Diverticula_ or _pouches of the gullet_;”
“_Innocent stricture_; _Malignant stricture, including cancer at the junction of pharynx and gullet and cancer at the lower end of the gullet_.”
“When the food has been thoroughly moistened and crushed in the mouth and rolled into a lump, or bolus, at the back of the tongue, it is started down the elevator shaft which we call the gullet, or esophagus.”
“The best way of getting pulses down my gullet is with dhal, in which split peas are completely melted, boiled with curry powder, garlic, chili, and then topped off with cumin seeds and garlic fried to a crisp which both add that magical aroma.”
“They use the feathers to line their crops, thus preventing irritaion of the gullet from the German tourist bones.”
“What sticks in the gullet is that we get the blame when they havn’t got the balls to run with a job at court. on July 22, 2009 at 9: 17 pm Wig and Gown”
“If women are targets or "pie" or "gullet" -- this writer is a wad of wankery, tacky ejaculate, unwittingly revealing what makes him screech and wee wee.”
“To have this quasi-feudal law in the 21 century is an outrage, but what sticks in the gullet is the contempt the sneering Beeboids have for us while they take our money. stanley Jerusalem”
“Paralysis of the muscular fibres of the gullet is a very common cause of choking in swine.”
“This budding off of the lungs from the gullet is the reason why the air we breathe and the food we swallow go down the same passage.”
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