gunter rig

noun

variants or less commonly gunter
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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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“Gunter rig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gunter%20rig. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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