• Gunwale

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɡʌnəl/
    • Rhymes: -ʌnəl

    Alternative forms

    Origin

    From Middle English gonnewalle, itself from gonne ("gun") + wale, as it used to support the ship's guns; equivalent to gun + wale.

    Full definition of gunwale

    Noun

    gunwale

    (plural gunwales)
    1. (nautical) The top edge of the hull of a nautical vessel, where it meets the deck.
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