gunwale definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical the top of side of the medial side of a vessel.
    • the very best edge of the hull of a nautical vessel, where it meets the deck.
    • the top of side of a vessel's or vessel's part; the uppermost wale of a ship (not including the bulwarks); or that piece of wood which achieves on either part through the quarter-deck into the forecastle, becoming the uppermost flex, which finishes the top of works of hull.
    • Nautical, the upper edge of a ship's side; the uppermost wale of a ship, or that bit of timber which achieves on either side from the quarterdeck into forecastle, becoming the uppermost flex which completes top of the works of the hull.
    • wale near the top of the medial side of vessel; topmost planking of a wooden vessel

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