from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A drain; sluice; ditch or gutter.
  • n. A drainage pipe.
  • n. A deep miry place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A channel for water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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. (Wiktionary)



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