Definitions for gargoyleˈgɑr gɔɪl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a grotesquely carved figure of a human or animal.
a spout, terminating in a grotesque representation of a human or animal figure, projecting from the gutter of a building for throwing rainwater clear of the building.
Origin of gargoyle:
1250–1300; ME gargoile < OF gargouille, gargoule lit., throat; see gargle
a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
A carved grotesque figure on a spout which conveys water away from the gutters.
Any decorative carved grotesque figure on a building.
A fictional winged creature.
An ugly woman.
a spout projecting from the roof gutter of a building, often carved grotesquely