Definition of gullet in English:

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gullet

Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌlɪt/

noun

The passage by which food passes from the mouth to the stomach; the oesophagus.
Example sentences
  • It's the gullet or oesophagus, the corridor passing from the mouth to the stomach.
  • Contact may be with your skin, or with the lining of your lungs, mouth, gullet, stomach or intestine.
  • Heartburn happens when this acid flows upwards into the gullet (oesophagus).
Synonyms
crop, craw, maw
informal, dated the red lane
archaic weasand, throttle, gorge, gula

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French goulet, diminutive of goule 'throat', from Latin gula.

Words that rhyme with gullet

mullet

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: gul¦let

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