gunnel fish
Gunnel \Gun"nel\, n. [See {Gunwale}.] 1. A gunwale. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A small, eel-shaped, marine fish of the genus {Mur[ae]noides}; esp., {M. gunnellus} of Europe and America; -- called also {gunnel fish}, {butterfish}, {rock eel}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gunnel — Gun nel, n. [See {Gunwale}.] 1. A gunwale. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A small, eel shaped, marine fish of the genus {Mur[ae]noides}; esp., {M. gunnellus} of Europe and America; called also {gunnel fish}, {butterfish}, {rock eel}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gunnel — can be:*an alternative spelling of gunwale, a nautical term describing the top edge of the side of a boat.*a kind of fish: the Pholidae …   Wikipedia

  • gunnel — small marine fish, 1680s, of unknown origin; perhaps from Cornish …   Etymology dictionary

  • gunnel — ► NOUN ▪ an elongated marine fish with a dorsal fin running along most of the back. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • fish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I v. angle; pull out, dredge; solicit; search. See pursuit, desire, fish, food. II Aquatic vertebrate animal Nouns 1. fish, denizen of the deep, Pisces; anadromous, freshwater or saltwater fish, tropical …   English dictionary for students

  • fish — Synonyms and related words: C, C note, Chinook salmon, G, G note, Loch Ness monster, Sunapee trout, aerial torpedo, albacore, alevin, alewife, alligator gar, amber jack, anchovy, angel fish, angle, anguille, archerfish, argusfish, babe, bait the… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gunnel — I. variant of gunwale II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1740 a small slimy eellike bony fish (Pholis gunnellus) of the North Atlantic; broadly any fish of the family (Pholidae) to which the gunnel belongs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gunnel — gunnel1 /gun l/, n. any small eellike blenny of the family Pholididae (Pholidae), esp. Pholis gunnellus (rock gunnel), common in shallow waters of the North Atlantic. Also called bracketed blenny. [1680 90; orig. uncert.] gunnel2 /gun l/, n. Naut …   Universalium

  • gunnel — 1) the upper edge of the side of a boat or ship (formerly used to support guns, hence the name). Also spelled gunwhale but pronounced gunnel 2) a common name for members of the fish family Pholidae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gunnel — gunnel1 [ gʌn(ə)l] noun an elongated, laterally compressed marine fish with a dorsal fin running along most of the back. [Family Pholidae: several species.] Origin C17: of unknown origin. gunnel2 noun variant spelling of gunwale …   English new terms dictionary

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