What is another word for gutters?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈʌtəz] (IPA)

Gutters, also known as troughs or channels, are an essential component of the roofing system in any building. They are designed to collect rainwater and direct it away from the structure's foundation. The word "gutters" can be substituted with other synonyms to add variety to your writing. For example, you could use the term "conduits," which refers to ducts or pipes used for directing fluid. Alternatively, "downspouts" are pipe-like structures that carry water from the roof to the ground. "Drainage channels" and "waterways" are also suitable synonyms for gutters. By using synonyms, you can add richness and depth to your writing, making it more engaging and informative.

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What are the hypernyms for Gutters?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    drainage, rain drain, rainwater run-off.

Usage examples for Gutters

The street was very narrow and from the running gutters there stole into the air the odour of stale cabbage.
Hugh Walpole
There is nothing but filth in those two towns; family portraits have been kicked into the gutters.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs
The last grimy heaps of snow lying along the gutters had melted into radiant paddles, and a shower of silvery drops fell from the icicles clinging to the roofs.
"The Song of Songs"
Hermann Sudermann

Famous quotes with Gutters

  • We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way.
    Buzz Aldrin
  • A Royal Eagle often soars high alone in the blue sky, but never befriends petty pigeons that chase the ants, breadcrumbs and dirt in the gutters.
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
  • Inherent inertia and no deviation from status quo are the major show-stoppers in the advancement of art, science, and society in general. Inventors are the ones who break those barriers, and raise the humankind to next higher levels that exist above and beyond the status quo and comfort zones. When most of the people in the society are standing still with their feet in the gutters of status quo, Inventors and Innovators are the ones among that crowd who are always looking at the stars. We surely need millions of such star-gazers to advance our society further, to go above and beyond the limitations and stagnation. Long live the Inventors and their spirit of Invention!
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
  • The gutters in the lane overflowed with an odd, languid grace. Water filled the lane; rose from ankle-deep to knee-deep. Insects swam in circles. Urchins splashed about haphazardly, while Saraswati returned from market with a shopping-bag in her hands; insects swam away to avoid this clumsy giant. Her wet footprints printing the floor of the house were as rich with possibility as the first footprint Crusoe found on his island.
    Amit Chaudhuri
  • Sir Thomas was a sentimental man. He loved Soldiers. He had once thought all men who wore the red coat were rogues and thieves, the scourings of the gutters, and since he had joined the army he had discovered he was right, but he had also learned to love them. He loved their patience, their ferocity, their endurance, and their bravery.
    Bernard Cornwell

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