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Gut (?), n. [OE. gut, got, AS. gut, prob. orig., a channel, and akin to geotan to pour. See FOUND to cast.]


A narrow passage of water; as, the Gut of Canso.


An intenstine; a bowel; the whole alimentary canal; the enteron; (pl.) bowels; entrails.


One of the prepared entrails of an animal, esp. of a sheep, used for various purposes. See Catgut.


The sac of silk taken from a silkworm (when ready to spin its cocoon), for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. This, when dry, is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fish line.

Blind gut. See CAecum, n. (b).


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Gut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gutted (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gutting.]


To take out the bowels from; to eviscerate.


To plunder of contents; to destroy or remove the interior or contents of; as, a mob gutted the bouse.

Tom Brown, of facetious memory, having gutted a proper name of its vowels, used it as freely as he pleased. Addison.


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