Definition of gunite in English:

gunite

noun

  • A mixture of cement, sand, and water applied through a pressure hose, producing a dense hard layer of concrete used in building for lining tunnels and structural repairs.

    • ‘An identifying phrase that probably Goss himself inscribed on the photograph identifies the white substance as gunite, a solution of cement and water used as a finisher.’
    • ‘I am planning to have a swimming pool built and have been told that there is a difference in strength and durability between shotcrete and gunite.’
    • ‘Ask most American swimming-pool contractors to build a backyard pool and chances are they'll roll out a long list of goods, including rebar, gunite, fiberglass, chlorine and an energy-sapping filtration system.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from gun + -ite.

Pronunciation

gunite

/ˈɡənīt/