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rock gunnel

noun
1.
See under gunnel1 .

gunnel1

[guhn-l] /ˈgʌn l/
noun
1.
any small eellike blenny of the family Pholididae (Pholidae), especially Pholis gunnellus (rock gunnel) common in shallow waters of the North Atlantic.
Also called bracketed blenny.
Origin of gunnel1
1680-1690
1680-90; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for rock gunnel

gunnel1

/ˈɡʌnəl/
noun
1.
any eel-like blennioid fish of the family Pholidae, occurring in coastal regions of northern seas See also butterfish
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin

gunnel2

/ˈɡʌnəl/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of gunwale
Word Origin
C15: from gun + wale1 from its use to support guns
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Word Origin and History for rock gunnel

gunnel

n.

small marine fish, 1680s, of unknown origin; perhaps from Cornish.

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