Definition of gralloch in English:


Syllabification: gral·loch
Pronunciation: /ˈgralək


  • The viscera of a dead deer.
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    • Which is just as well because once a deer is shot, the gamekeeper must carry out the gralloch, or disembowelling.


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  • Disembowel (a deer that has been shot).
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    • A stag is always gralloched before the carcass is taken down the mountain.
    • The current legislation allows deer stalking in infected areas, but the deer carcase must be gralloched [emptied] and skinned where shot.
    • The deer are always bled and gralloched immediately after killing.


mid 19th century: from Scottish Gaelic grealach 'entrails'.

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