gun·​ite ˈgə-ˌnīt How to pronounce gunite (audio)
: a building material consisting of a mixture of cement, sand, and water that is sprayed onto a mold

Examples of gunite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His grandfather grew citrus in the Central Valley and led an irrigation district that dug 39 wells in 1915, developed a new irrigation system, and was the first to use gunite instead of concrete. Jan Goldsmith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 Even many natural exhibits consist of little more than an irregular gunite mound surrounded by a moat, with a few logs, waterfalls, and cane-grass patches added as a naturalistic sop. Jared Diamond, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Outside on the main level, the heated gunite pool and pool deck look plucked from a five-star resort and can accommodate many. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 12 July 2023 The waterfront home has six bedrooms, a 74-foot heated saltwater gunite pool, a private beach, and deep-water dock. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 9 Mar. 2023 Five giant gunite orbs, looking like the brutalist cores of extinguished stars, lie in a Rosslyn park — one divided by busy Fairfax Drive and surrounded by anonymous modern buildings. Stephanie Williams, Washington Post, 28 July 2022 There are three different walk-out porch areas including one screened in with a fireplace and another with a smart pergola that oversees a gunite pool engulfed by mature trees. The Indianapolis Star, 20 Jan. 2023 Built from concrete or fiberglass, the often-prefab pools are lined with tile, vinyl or gunite (a blend of sand, cement and water). Allison Duncan, WSJ, 29 July 2022 The grounds also include a one-bedroom guest house, a 60-foot gunite pool, outdoor entertainment area and several ponds. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History


from Gunite, a trademark

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gunite was in 1914

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“Gunite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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