A narrow passage of water; as, the Gut of Canso.
- The alimentary canal or a portion thereof, especially the intestine or stomach.
- The embryonic digestive tube, consisting of the foregut, the midgut, and the hindgut.
- The bowels; entrails; viscera.
- Slang Innermost emotional or visceral response: She felt in her gut that he was guilty.
- Slang The essential components or inner working parts: "The best part of a good car . . . is its guts” ( Leigh Allison Wilson).
- Slang Courage; fortitude.
- Slang Nerve; audacity.
- Slang A gut course.
- A thin, tough cord made from the intestines of animals, usually sheep, used as strings for musical instruments or as surgical sutures.
- A narrow passage or channel.
- Fibrous material taken from the silk gland of a silkworm before it spins a cocoon, used for fishing tackle.
- To remove the intestines or entrails of; eviscerate.
- To extract essential or major parts of: gut a manuscript.
- To destroy the interior of: Fire gutted the house.
- To reduce or destroy the effectiveness of: A stipulation added at the last minute gutted the ordinance.
- Slang Arousing or involving basic emotions; visceral: "Conservationism is a gut issue in the West” ( Saturday Review).
- gut it out Slang To show pluck and perseverance in the face of opposition or adversity.