Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A drain, sluice, ditch, or gutter.
  • noun A deep miry place.
  • noun Also spelled goat.
  • noun An obsolete form of goat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. A channel for water.

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  • noun A drain; sluice; ditch or gutter.
  • noun A drainage pipe.
  • noun Northern England, Scotland A deep miry place.

Etymologies

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From Middle English gote ("a drain"), from Old English *gote (“drain, gutter”), from Proto-Germanic *gutōn (“gutter”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeud- (“to pour”). Cognate with Dutch goot ("a gutter, drain, gully"), German Gosse ("a gutter"). Related to Old English gutt ("gut, entrails"), Old English ġēotan ("to pour, pour forth, shed, gush, flow, flood, overwhelm, found, cast"). More at gut, yote.

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