1. gunwale

noun. wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel.


  • gunnel
  • gun rest
  • wale


  • gonnewalle (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word gunwale

1. Noun, singular or mass
Choose a location on the gunwale and use the marker to mark where to drill a hole for the rod holder.

2. Adjective
Clamp the first 3 feet of the gunwale brace into position, beginning at the bow, inside the boat, using the four C-clamps.