Definition of gullet in English:


Line breaks: gul¦let
Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌlɪt


The passage by which food passes from the mouth to the stomach; the oesophagus.
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  • 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).
crop, craw, maw
informal , dated the red lane
archaic weasand, throttle, gorge, gula


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

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