- (n.) A narrow passage of water; as, the Gut of Canso.
- (n.) An intenstine; a bowel; the whole alimentary canal; the enteron; (pl.) bowels; entrails.
- (n.) One of the prepared entrails of an animal, esp. of a sheep, used for various purposes. See Catgut.
- (n.) 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.
- (v. t.) To take out the bowels from; to eviscerate.
- (v. t.) To plunder of contents; to destroy or remove the interior or contents of; as, a mob gutted the bouse.
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Definition for: TUG
- (n.) A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.
- (n.) A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles.
- (n.) A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels; -- called also steam tug, tugboat, and towboat.
- (n.) A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
- (n.) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
- (v. i.) To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.
- (v. i.) To labor; to strive; to struggle.
- (v. t.) To pull or draw with great effort; to draw along with continued exertion; to haul along; to tow; as, to tug a loaded cart; to tug a ship into port.
- (v. t.) To pull; to pluck.