gunter rig

noun
variants: less commonly

gunter

Definition of gunter rig

plural

-s

  1. :  a rig used on a small sailing boat consisting of an upper mast stepped in a gunter iron and moved up or down on a lower mast and supporting a yard to which is laced a triangular sail —called also sliding gunter

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Origin and Etymology of gunter rig

after Edmund Gunter †1626 English mathematician; from its resemblance to an instrument used in making mathematical calculations according to a system devised by Gunter


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