gunnel vs gunwale what difference

what is difference between gunnel and gunwale

English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡʌnəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡʌnl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌnəl

Noun

gunnel (plural gunnels)

  1. Alternative spelling of gunwale
  2. A small eel-shaped marine fish of the family Pholidae, especially Pholis gunnellus.

Synonyms

  • (eel-shaped fish): gunnel fish, butterfish, rock eel

Derived terms

  • to the gunnels

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • gunnel

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʌnəl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌnəl

Noun

gunwale (plural gunwales)

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

Translations

See also

  • bulwark

References

  • Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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