One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A narrow gorge or ravine.
gorge, abyss, canyon, ravine, gully, gulf, pass, defile, couloir, crevasse, cleft, rift, rentView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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.
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