(channel at the) side of a road,next to the kerb
long (usually semicircular) metal or plastic channel fixed under the edge of a roof to carry away rain-water
poor or debased state of life
"his career was in the gutter"
"all that work went down the sewer"
"pensions are in the toilet"
"The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground"
"Tears guttered down her face"
"The heavy rain guttered the soil"
"gutter the buildings"
Middle-class courtesans..were always the toast of society when lower-class street walkers were considered the gutter.
The porter halted on the stairs to settle his guttering candle.