gunnel


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gunnel \Gun"nel\, n. [See Gunwale.]
   1. A gunwale.
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   2. (Zool.) A small, eel-shaped, marine fish of the genus
      Mur[ae]noides; esp., M. gunnellus of Europe and
      America; -- called also gunnel fish, butterfish, {rock
      eel}.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gunwale \Gun"wale\, n. [Gun + wale. So named because the upper
   guns were pointed from it.] (Naut.)
   The upper edge of a vessel's or boat's side; the uppermost
   wale of a ship (not including the bulwarks); or that piece of
   timber which reaches on either side from the quarter-deck to
   the forecastle, being the uppermost bend, which finishes the
   upper works of the hull. [Written also gunnel.]
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