gunwale gunwale


  • (n) wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel



  1. Originally intended mainly for patios, Ozite is spreading to schools, supermarkets, kitchens, and is carpeting yachts gunwale to gunwale.
  2. All are packed, gunwale to gunwale, with Haitian refugees carrying their possessions on their backs and in small wicker baskets.
  3. It thrashed about the bay for an hour while the doctor clung to the gunwale.


  • Campers set sail for 24th year

    Alone in her sailboat, the little girl gripped the gunwale with one hand and wrapped the other tightly around the rudder.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: The Stockton Record


  • "Tennant's head was hanging over the gunwale," Raines wrote, "and from time to time, he shouted passionately at the sea. He is not a large man, but he seemed to hold quite a lot. Seeing my friend in the embrace of mal de mer reminded me of a...
    on Dec 14, 2006 By: Howell Raines Source: San Jose Mercury News

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