Meaning of thrutch in English:


Pronunciation /θr?t?/


Northern English
  • A narrow gorge or ravine.

    ‘Draenen was significantly warmer and friendlier than the surface, and with a low stream, the energetic thrutches of the entrance stream soon had us nice and toasty.’
    • ‘There are a few thrutches and problems, but it is essentially a big clean endless rift where the stream is a friendly companion, without any hint of a threat.’
    • ‘Arriving in a small chamber, a short thrutch at the base of the right wall gains more mud floored Phreatic passage until eventually emerging at the top of a pile of boulders looking out into the main chamber.’
    • ‘From here, a thrutch traverse leads to a 12-metre deep second pitch, located in a constricted rift, broken halfway down by a second thrutch traverse.’
    • ‘Squeezing through a tight thrutch we found ourselves in a large chamber with dozens of impressive Stalagmites and pillars on a mud bank, and a taped path leading into the darkness.’
    gorge, abyss, canyon, ravine, gully, gulf, pass, defile, couloir, crevasse, cleft, rift, rent


informal no object, with adverbial of direction
  • Push, press, or squeeze into a space when climbing.

    • ‘I thrutched up the final crack to a small pinnacle’


Old English (as a verb), of West Germanic origin.