gully erosion

gully erosion
: soil erosion produced by running water especially after heavy rains

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • gully erosion — noun Date: 1928 soil erosion produced by running water …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gully erosion — /ˈgʌli əroʊʒən/ (say gulee uhrohzhuhn) noun a form of soil erosion running along drainage lines, often causing deep channels which continue to be cut into the soil by water moving forward or by soil slumping off the sides …   Australian English dictionary

  • Erosion — is the carrying away or displacement of solids (sediment, soil, rock and other particles) usually by the agents of currents such as, wind, water, or ice by downward or down slope movement in response to gravity or by living organisms (in the case …   Wikipedia

  • Gully — This article refers to the landform. For other uses, see Gully (disambiguation). A gully is a landform created by running water eroding sharply into soil, typically on a hillside. Gullies resemble large ditches or small valleys, but are metres to …   Wikipedia

  • gully — gully1 /gul ee/, n., pl. gullies, v., gullied, gullying. n. 1. a small valley or ravine originally worn away by running water and serving as a drainageway after prolonged heavy rains. 2. a ditch or gutter. 3. Cricket. a. the position of a fielder …   Universalium

  • gully — I. noun (plural gullies) Etymology: short for English dialect gully knife Date: 1582 dialect British a large knife II. noun also gulley (plural gullies) Etymology: obsolete English gul …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gully —    A small channel with steep sides caused by erosion and cut in unconsolidated materials by concentrated but intermittent flow of water usually during and immediately following heavy rains or ice / snow melt. A gully generally is an obstacle to… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • gully — 1) an ephemeral stream channel. A small gulch or channel caused by runoff and erosion 2) a small pond or series of linked ponds forming the headwaters of a stream 3) a deep marine valley. Also spelled gulley 4) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gully —   channel formed on a poorly vegetated hillside by soil erosion. Only contain water during rainstorm events …   Geography glossary

  • gully — /ˈgʌli / (say gulee) noun (plural gullies) 1. a small valley caused by the gradual erosion of an intermittent stream: *the soft call of the mopoke arises in the gullies! –miles franklin, 1901. 2. Chiefly British a steep sided ravine or fissure… …   Australian English dictionary

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