gunter rig

noun
variants: or less commonly gunter
plural -s

Definition of gunter rig 

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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