or gun·ite

[ guhn-ahyt ]
/ ˈgʌn aɪt /


a mixture of cement, sand or crushed slag, and water, sprayed over reinforcement as a lightweight concrete construction.

Origin of Gunite

First recorded in 1910–15; formerly trademark Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for gunite

/ (ˈɡʌnˌaɪt) /


civil engineering a cement-sand mortar that is sprayed onto formwork, walls, or rock by a compressed air ejector giving a very dense strong concrete layer: used to repair reinforced concrete, to line tunnel walls or mine airways, etc

Word Origin for gunite

C20: from gun + -ite 1
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