Definition of gunite in English:

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gunite

Pronunciation: /ˈɡənīt/

noun

A mixture of cement, sand, and water applied through a pressure hose, producing a dense hard layer of concrete used in building for lining tunnels and structural repairs.
Example sentences
  • Ask most American swimming-pool contractors to build a backyard pool and chances are they'll roll out a long list of goods, including rebar, gunite, fiberglass, chlorine and an energy-sapping filtration system.
  • I am planning to have a swimming pool built and have been told that there is a difference in strength and durability between shotcrete and gunite.
  • An identifying phrase that probably Goss himself inscribed on the photograph identifies the white substance as gunite, a solution of cement and water used as a finisher.

Origin

Early 20th century: from gun + -ite1.

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Syllabification: gun·ite

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