gunter

[ guhn-ter ]
/ ˈgʌn tər /

noun Nautical.

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.

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Origin of gunter

First recorded in 1670–80; named after Edmund Gunter for its resemblance to an instrument using his principles

Definition for gunter (2 of 2)

Gunter
[ guhn-ter ]
/ ˈgʌn tər /

noun

Edmund, 1581–1626, English mathematician and astronomer: inventor of various measuring instruments and scales.
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British Dictionary definitions for gunter

Gunter
/ (ˈɡʌntə) /

noun

Edmund. 1581–1626, English mathematician and astronomer, who invented various measuring instruments, including Gunter's chain
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