- a jib-headed sail fastened to a vertical spar that is attached to a short mast, usually by two rings, in such a way that the spar can slide up the mast to spread the sail.
Origin of gunter
1670–80; named after E. Gunter for its resemblance to an instrument using his principles
- Edmund,1581–1626, English mathematician and astronomer: inventor of various measuring instruments and scales.
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Examples from the Web for gunter
Here Muehl appears alongside Hermann Nitsch, Gunter Brus, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler, his fellow founders of Aktionism in 1964.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl
September 22, 2014
When I met the couple in 2003, Gunter smiled indulgently at this.A Wal-Mart Worker's Horror Story
April 27, 2010
He published several hundred book reviews on writers as diverse as Gunter Grass and Yashar Kemal.The Literary Gentleman
January 30, 2009
Everything that Dellixy could suggest was provided by Gunter.Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
“That will depend on your machinery,” said Mr Gunter Scale, chuckling.The Three Admirals
Now, it was the little silver watch which caused all this trouble to Gunter.
Thus taunted, Gunter resolved to carry out the bold line of action.
Gunter looked at the captain, then at the watch, and hesitated.
- Edmund. 1581–1626, English mathematician and astronomer, who invented various measuring instruments, including Gunter's chain
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