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gullet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gullet  \Gul"let\,  n.  [OE.  golet,  OF  Goulet,  dim.  of  gole, 
  goule,  throat,  F.  gueule  L.  gula;  perh.  akin  to  Skr.  gula, 
  G.  kenle;  cf  F.  goulet  the  neck  of  a  bottle,  goulotte 
  channel  gutter.  Cf  {Gules},  {Gully}.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  tube  by  which  food  and  drink  are  carried  from 
  the  pharynx  to  the  stomach;  the  esophagus. 
 
  2.  Something  shaped  like  the  food  passage,  or  performing 
  similar  functions;  as: 
  a  A  channel  for  water. 
  b  (Engin.)  A  preparatory  cut  or  channel  in  excavations, 
  of  sufficient  width  for  the  passage  of  earth  wagons. 
  c  A  concave  cut  made  in  the  teeth  of  some  saw  blades. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gullet 
  n  :  the  passage  between  the  pharynx  and  the  stomach  [syn:  {esophagus}, 
  {oesophagus},  {gorge}] 




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