) KEY NOUN:
- A roof spout in the form of a grotesque or fantastic creature projecting from a gutter to carry rainwater clear of the wall.
- A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.
- A person of bizarre or grotesque appearance.
Middle English gargoile
, from Old French gargole, gargouille
, throat, waterspoutOTHER FORMS:gargoyled
) KEY (Adjective)