gunnel

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From Middle English gonnewalle, itself from gonne (gun) + wale, as it used to support the ship's guns; equivalent to gun +‎ wale.

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gunnel (plural gunnels)

  1. Alternative spelling of gunwale
  2. A small eel-shaped marine fish of the genus Muraenoides, especially Muraaenoides gunnellus.

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