gunter rig

noun

nautical a type of gaffing in which the gaff is hoisted parallel to the mast

Nearby words

  1. gunsmith,
  2. gunstock,
  3. gunstock deformity,
  4. gunstock stile,
  5. gunter,
  6. gunter's chain,
  7. gunter, edmund,
  8. gunther,
  9. guntur,
  10. gunwale

Derived Formsgunter-rigged, adjective

Word Origin for gunter rig

C18: named after Edmund Gunter (1581–1626), English mathematician and astronomer

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