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gunter

[guhn-ter] /ˈgʌn tər/
noun, Nautical
1.
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.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; named after E. Gunter for its resemblance to an instrument using his principles

Gunter

[guhn-ter] /ˈgʌn tər/
noun
1.
Edmund, 1581–1626, English mathematician and astronomer: inventor of various measuring instruments and scales.
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  • However it does not have the sliding component of the wire or the hooped gunter.
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Gunter

/ˈɡʌntə/
noun
1.
Edmund. 1581–1626, English mathematician and astronomer, who invented various measuring instruments, including Gunter's chain
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