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

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

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

4. 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, .

Origin: OE. Gut, got, AS. Gut, prob. Orig, a channel, and akin to geotan to pour. See FOUND to cast.

(01 Mar 1998)