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What is the gutter on the roof called?

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The gutter on the roof is called by many names, depending on what country you’re in.

Other names for a roof gutter include the following: rain gutter, eaves gutter, an eavestrough (particularly in Canada), rhone (Scotland), eaves-shoot (Ireland), eaves channel, dripster, guttering, rainspouting, or simply a gutter.

In Ireland, an eaves gutter is also called an eaves-shoot. The Latin term gutta, which is translated as “a droplet,” is where we get the English word gutter.

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