Main definitions of gunnel in English

: gunnel1gunnel2

gunnel1

noun

  • An elongated laterally compressed fish with a dorsal fin that runs along most of the back and reduced or absent pelvic fins. It occurs in cool inshore waters of the northern hemisphere.

    • ‘The butterfish, also known as the gunnel, is another species quite closely related to the blennies, though again not in the true blenny family.’
    • ‘Not eels at all, the wolf eel are among the largest of a sub-order of small gunnels and blennies.’

Origin

Late 17th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

gunnel

/ˈɡʌn(ə)l/

Main definitions of gunnel in English

: gunnel1gunnel2

gunnel2

noun

Pronunciation:

gunnel

/ˈɡʌn(ə)l/