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gun·nel 1

 (gŭn′əl)
n.
Any of various small, elongated fishes of the family Pholidae, common in the tidal pools and coastal waters of northern seas.

[Origin unknown.]

gun·nel 2

 (gŭn′əl)
n.
Variant of gunwale.

gunnel

(ˈɡʌnəl)
n
(Animals) any eel-like blennioid fish of the family Pholidae, occurring in coastal regions of northern seas. See also butterfish
[C17: of unknown origin]

gunnel

(ˈɡʌnəl)
n
(Nautical Terms) a variant spelling of gunwale
[C15: from gun + wale1 from its use to support guns]

gun•nel1

(ˈgʌn l)

n.
any small eellike percoid fish of the family Pholidae, esp. Pholis gunnellus, of the N Atlantic.
[1680–90; orig. uncertain]

gun•nel2

(ˈgʌn l)

n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunnel - wale at the top of the side of boatgunnel - wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel
strake, wale - thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
2.gunnel - small eellike fishes common in shallow waters of the northern Atlanticgunnel - small eellike fishes common in shallow waters of the northern Atlantic
blennioid, blennioid fish - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
family Pholidae, family Pholididae, Pholidae - a family of fish of suborder Blennioidea
Pholis gunnellus, rock gunnel, butterfish - slippery scaleless food fish of the northern Atlantic coastal waters
References in classic literature ?
But he put his foot on the gunnel and rocked her, and shook his head, and said he reckoned he'd look around for a bigger one.
Slat 'em off ag'in' the gunnel, an' bait up, Harve.
But Friday, a lusty, strong fellow, took the Spaniard upon his back, and carried him away to the boat, and set him down softly upon the side or gunnel of the canoe, with his feet in the inside of it; and then lifting him quite in, he set him close to his father; and presently stepping out again, launched the boat off, and paddled it along the shore faster than I could walk, though the wind blew pretty hard too; so he brought them both safe into our creek, and leaving them in the boat, ran away to fetch the other canoe.
The first man they laid hold of was an English seaman, a stout, strong fellow, who having a musket in his hand, never offered to fire it, but laid it down in the boat, like a fool, as I thought; but he understood his business better than I could teach him, for he grappled the Pagan, and dragged him by main force out of their boat into ours, where, taking him by the ears, he beat his head so against the boat's gunnel that the fellow died in his hands.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Andy Dark and PC Chris Gunnel will be logged on and ready to take questions from the local community between 6pm and 8pm.
After missing early openings Griff were made to pay as Gunnell (15 and 22) and Paul McMahon (30) got Town into an unassailable lead which was added to after the break when Gunnel completed his treble (50) and Chris Morris (80) scored before Lee Hildreth pulled one back with an 84th-minute consolation.
Lena is survived by her loving wife, Rebecca Cintron of Grafton; two sons, Per Holmdahl and Anders Holmdahl; a brother, Olle Norin and his family; a sister, Ulla Lindorin and her family; aunts and uncles, Kerstin and Gunnar Hellgren and Sixten and Gunnel Wimby all in Sweden; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The penpoint gunnel (Apodichthys flavidus) is a member of the perciform family Pholidae.
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Having learned the basics of reflexology on a course at the Huddersfield-based White Rose School, Georgie furthered her training by studying with Swedish physiotherapist Gunnel Berry, who has devised a treatment system called Adapted Reflextherapy.
Gunnel Nordmark said at the annual European Congress of Rheumatology.
As the workboat lurches ahead, cool salt air flows over the gunnel.