noun, plural (especially collectively) gur·nard, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) gur·nards.
Origin of gurnard
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Historical Examples of gurnard
A peculiar boat of the Orcades; also the Erse for a gurnard.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
They lie above the limestone at Gurnard, Thorness, and Hamstead.The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight
J. Cecil Hughes
Mackerel is what you hope for; gurnard you will put up with; pollack will not be caught in any numbers so far from the shore.Yachting Vol. 1
In December therefore and January we commonly abound in herring and red fish, as rochet and gurnard.Elizabethan England
Vaterland; Fa′ther-lash′er, a name applied to two bull-heads found on the British coasts, belonging to the Gurnard family.
noun plural -nard, -nards, -net or -nets
Word Origin for gurnard
small marine fish, early 14c., from Old French gournart (13c.), formed by metathesis of gronir, from Latin grunire "to grunt." The fish so called for the sound it makes when pulled from the water.