noun gun·wale \ˈgə-nəl\

: the upper edge of a ship's or boat's side

Full Definition of GUNWALE

:  the upper edge of a ship's or boat's side
to the gunwales
:  as full as possible

Variants of GUNWALE

gun·wale also gun·nel \ˈgə-nəl\

Origin of GUNWALE

Middle English gonne-wale, from gonne gun + 1wale; from its former use as a support for guns
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with GUNWALE

GUNWALE Defined for Kids


noun gun·wale \ˈgə-nəl\

Definition of GUNWALE for Kids

:  the upper edge of a ship's side


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