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gralloch

Line breaks: gral|loch
Pronunciation: /ˈɡralək
 
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Definition of gralloch in English:

noun

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

verb

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Disembowel (a deer that has been shot).
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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