Gunarchy to Gutter
(Gu"nar*chy) n. See Gynarchy.
(Gun"boat`) n. (Nav.) A vessel of light draught, carrying one or more guns.
(Gun"cot`ton) See under Gun.
(Gun"de*let) n. [Obs.] See Gondola. Marston.
(Gun"flint`) n. A sharpened flint for the lock of a gun, to ignite the charge. It was in common
use before the introduction of percussion caps.
(||Gun"jah) n. (Bot.) See Ganja.
(Gun"lock`) n. The lock of a gun, for producing the discharge. See Lock.
(Gun"nage) n. The number of guns carried by a ship of war.
(Gun"nel) n. [See Gunwale.]
1. A gunwale.
2. (Zoöl.) A small, eel-shaped, marine fish of the genus Murænoides; esp., M. gunnellus of Europe and
America; called also gunnel fish, butterfish, rock eel.
1. One who works a gun, whether on land or sea; a cannoneer.
2. A warrant officer in the navy having charge of the ordnance on a vessel.
3. (Zoöl.) (a) The great northern diver or loon. See Loon. (b) The sea bream. [Prov. Eng. or Irish]
Gunner's daughter, the gun to which men or boys were lashed for punishment. [Sailor's slang] W. C.
(Gun"ner*y) n. That branch of military science which comprehends the theory of projectiles,
and the manner of constructing and using ordnance.
(Gun"nie) n. (Mining.) Space left by the removal of ore.
(Gun"ning) n. The act or practice of hunting or shooting game with a gun.
The art of gunning was but little practiced.Goldsmith.
Gunny bag, a sack made of gunny, used for coarse commodities.
(Gun"ny n., Gun"ny cloth`) [Hind. gon, gon,, a sack, sacking.] A strong, coarse kind of sacking,
made from the fibers (called jute) of two plants of the genus Corchorus (C. olitorius and C. capsularis),
of India. The fiber is also used in the manufacture of cordage.
(Gu*noc"ra*cy) n. See Gyneocracy.
(Gun"pow`der) n. (Chem.) A black, granular, explosive substance, consisting of an intimate
mechanical mixture of niter, charcoal, and sulphur. It is used in gunnery and blasting.
Gunpowder consists of from 70 to 80 per cent of niter, with 10 to 15 per cent of each of the other ingredients.
Its explosive energy is due to the fact that it contains the necessary amount of oxygen for its own combustion,