Definition of gralloch in US English:

gralloch

noun

  • The viscera of a dead deer.

    • ‘Which is just as well because once a deer is shot, the gamekeeper must carry out the gralloch, or disembowelling.’

verb

[with object]
  • Disembowel (a deer that has been shot).

    • ‘The deer are always bled and gralloched immediately after killing.’
    • ‘The current legislation allows deer stalking in infected areas, but the deer carcase must be gralloched [emptied] and skinned where shot.’
    • ‘And certainly there is enough gralloching, skinning and exposure of internal organs to keep a medium-sized butcher's premises awash with blood.’
    • ‘A stag is always gralloched before the carcass is taken down the mountain.’
    disembowel, eviscerate, draw, dress, clean, remove the innards from, remove the guts from
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from Scottish Gaelic grealach ‘entrails’.

Pronunciation

gralloch

/ˈɡrælək//ˈɡralək/