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Any of various small, elongated fishes of the family Pholidae, common in the tidal pools and coastal waters of northern seas.
Variant of gunwale.
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(Animals) any eel-like blennioid fish of the family Pholidae, occurring in coastal regions of northern seas. See also butterfish
[C17: of unknown origin]
(Nautical Terms) a variant spelling of gunwale
[C15: from gun + wale1 from its use to support guns]
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any small eellike percoid fish of the family Pholidae, esp. Pholis gunnellus, of the N Atlantic.
[1680–90; orig. uncertain]
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|Noun||1.||gunnel - wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel|
|2.||gunnel - 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
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