gutter ( gutters plural )
1 n-count Thegutter is the edge of a road next to the pavement, where rain water collects and flows away.
usu the N
It is supposed to be washed down the gutter and into the city's vast sewerage system.
2 n-count A gutter is a plastic or metal channel fixed to the lower edge of the roof of a building, which rain water drains into.
Did you fix the gutter?
3 n-sing If someone is inthe gutter, they are very poor and live in a very bad way.
Instead of ending up in jail or in the gutter he was remarkably successful.
You can refer to newspapers and magazines which print mainly stories about sex and crime as the gutter press.
(BRIT) n-sing the N (disapproval)
The gutter press has held the royals up to ridicule.
in AM, use scandal sheets
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