Definition of gullet in English:

gullet

Line breaks: gul¦let
Pronunciation: /ˈgʌlɪt
 
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noun

  • The passage by which food passes from the mouth to the stomach; the oesophagus.
    More 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
    oesophagus, throat, pharynx; 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.

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