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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When the lift came, his face ground forward, and the splintery wood tore and crushed the skin from nose, lips, and chin; and, face downward, he slipped on and down to the bottom of the boat till his limp middle collapsed across the gunwale and his legs hung down outside.
I struggled on, spasmodically, instinctively, and was barely half conscious when I felt myself caught by the shoulders and hauled over the gunwale of a boat.
I lifted her over the gunwale of the boat in an instant.
Before us was the open deck, and the low gunwale of the boat overlooking the deep water.
Already, in imagination, I stood with her on the gunwale, already I felt the cold contact of the water--when I was startled by a cry behind me.
Those eyes took me in slowly from head to foot; then they wandered slowly around the horizon marked by the rising and falling gunwales of the lifeboat.
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.
For standard buoy-marked traps, hooking the ball with a gaff saves you a lot of gunwale bending and limits the slipping risk in rough water.
3 Minimum Twenty-four Inch (24 ) Gunwale Height At Mid-ship
Indeed, somewhere amid the piles festooning my dining room/hall/landing/study/kitchen/garage there might well BE a gunwale or two.
The high-performance, high-capacity boat is constructed with a solid, shaped hull and flexible tubes at the gunwale and powered by Sealegs amphibious systems which consist of motorised, retractable and steerable wheels, powering the boat with off-water capabilities.