Gunter definition

(sailing) A device used in sailing, for two main configurations of rig:
  • A wire that leads from a point near the end of a gaff to a point near the other end. A block travels along this wire, and a halyard is attached to the block. This allows the gaff to be raised to the vertical by a single halyard.
  • A set of hoops or parrel beads which secure the gaff loosely to the mast in a vertical position.
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Common misspelling of Günter.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gunter
Plural:
gunters

Origin of gunter

  • Germanic gund "battle" + heri, hari "army".

    From Wiktionary