There are 2 main definitions of gunnel in English:

gunnel1

Line breaks: gun¦nel
Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌn(ə)l
 
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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
More 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.

Definition of gunnel in:

There are 2 main definitions of gunnel in English:

gunnel2

Line breaks: gun¦nel

noun

Variant spelling of gunwale.

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