gurgoyle
Gargoyle Gar"goyle, n. [OE. garguilie, gargouille, cf. Sp. g['a]rgola, prob. fr. the same source as F. gorge throat, influenced by L. gargarizare to gargle. See {Gorge} and cf. {Gargle}, {Gargarize}.] (Arch.) A spout projecting from the roof gutter of a building, often carved grotesquely. [Written also {gargle}, {gargyle}, and {gurgoyle}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • gargle — Gargoyle Gar goyle, n. [OE. garguilie, gargouille, cf. Sp. g[ a]rgola, prob. fr. the same source as F. gorge throat, influenced by L. gargarizare to gargle. See {Gorge} and cf. {Gargle}, {Gargarize}.] (Arch.) A spout projecting from the roof… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gargoyle — Gar goyle, n. [OE. garguilie, gargouille, cf. Sp. g[ a]rgola, prob. fr. the same source as F. gorge throat, influenced by L. gargarizare to gargle. See {Gorge} and cf. {Gargle}, {Gargarize}.] (Arch.) A spout projecting from the roof gutter of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gargyle — Gargoyle Gar goyle, n. [OE. garguilie, gargouille, cf. Sp. g[ a]rgola, prob. fr. the same source as F. gorge throat, influenced by L. gargarizare to gargle. See {Gorge} and cf. {Gargle}, {Gargarize}.] (Arch.) A spout projecting from the roof… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gar|goyle — «GAHR goyl», noun. 1. a spout for carrying off rain water, ending in a grotesque figure of a head that projects from the gutter of a building. 2. a projection or ornament on a building resembling a gargoyle. Also, gurgoyle, gurgoil. ╂[< Old… …   Useful english dictionary

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