There are 2 main definitions of gunnel in English:

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gunnel 1

Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌn(ə)l/

noun

An elongated laterally compressed fish with a dorsal fin that runs along most of the back and reduced or absent pelvic fins. It occurs in cool inshore waters of the northern hemisphere.
  • Family Pholidae: two genera and several species.
Example sentences
  • Not eels at all, the wolf eel are among the largest of a sub-order of small gunnels and blennies.
  • The butterfish, also known as the gunnel, is another species quite closely related to the blennies, though again not in the true blenny family.

Origin

Late 17th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with gunnel

Chunnel, funnel, gunwale, runnel, tunnel

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Line breaks: gun¦nel

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gunnel 2

noun

Variant spelling of gunwale.

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