gunwale


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gunwale

, gunnel
Nautical the top of the side of a boat or the topmost plank of a wooden vessel

gunwale

[′gən·əl]
(naval architecture)
The upper edge of the side of a boat. Also spelled gunnel.
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It seemed awfully small compared with how I had remembered it from my toddler years, when I stood on the floor of the cockpit and could just barely see over the gunwale.
A crucial joint between the deck and hull was in poor condition, while several large drill holes were found on the upper side of the boat, known as the gunwale.
The high-performance, high-capacity boat, constructed with a solid, shaped hull and flexible tubes at the gunwale, powered by Sealegs, consists of motorised, retractable and steerable wheels, powering the boat with off-water capabilities and able to be driven out of the water and deployed into the water.
The ProPackage includes one swivel davit, a winch assembly, two backing plates, one pair of stainless steel ratchet straps, one Gunwale tie-down, and four stainless steel 1/4” folding pad eyes which is everything needed to secure the dinghy to the swim platform.
It jerked away so hard that both Thor's fists knocked against the gunwale.
and sinew shifting, fifty pieces of rib, gunwale, keelson
Visitors to the Imperial War Museum can witness 24 notches carved on the boat's gunwale marking the crew's first 24 days adrift; marks of hope and determination.
The mast of one vessel sports a basketball hoop, while a pool slide descends from its stern; a seesaw sits on the gunwale of the other boat--the effect is Theodore Gericault's Raft of the Medusa reimagined as a pleasant diversion.
From close behind it was a dramatic sight - an explosive parting of the birch and McCoy hanging way out on the port gunwale.
Now, the ship's gunwale reaches nearly 10 feet above the sand.
At my canoe, a paddle painted with a single blue fist leaned against the gunwale.
Then, I leaned over the gunwale and grabbed the arrow in one hand and a platter-sized gill plate in the other and vaulted my prize into the boat.