(Gun"reach`) n. The reach or distance to which a gun will shoot; gunshot.
(Gun"room`) n. (Naut.) An apartment on the after end of the lower gun deck of a ship of
war, usually occupied as a messroom by the commissioned officers, except the captain; called wardroom
in the United States navy.
1. Act of firing a gun; a shot.
2. The distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun, so as to be effective; the reach or range of a
Those who are come over to the royal party are supposed to be out of gunshot.Dryden.
(Gun"shot`), a. Made by the shot of a gun: as. a gunshot wound.
(Gun"smith) n. One whose occupation is to make or repair small firearms; an armorer.
(Gunsmith`er*y Gun"smith` ing), n. The art or business of a gunsmith.
(Gun"stick) n. A stick to ram down the charge of a musket, etc.; a rammer or ramrod. [R.]
(Gun"stock`) n. The stock or wood to which the barrel of a hand gun is fastened.
(Gun"stome`) n. A cannon ball; so called because originally made of stone. [Obs.] Shak.
(Gun"ter rig`) (Naut.) A topmast arranged with metal bands so that it will readily slide up and
down the lower mast.
(Gun"ter's chain`) (Surveying) The chain ordinarily used in measuring land. See Chain,
n., 4, and Gunter's scale.
(Gun"ter's line`) A logarithmic line on Gunter's scale, used for performing the multiplication
and division of numbers mechanically by the dividers; called also line of lines, and line of numbers.
(Gun"ter's quad`rant) A thin quadrant, made of brass, wood, etc., showing a stereographic
projection on the plane of the equator. By it are found the hour of the day, the sun's azimuth, the altitude
of objects in degrees, etc. See Gunter's scale.
(Gun"ter's scale`) A scale invented by the Rev. Edmund Gunter a professor of astronomy
at Gresham College, London, who invented also Gunter's chain, and Gunter's quadrant.
Gunter's scale is a wooden rule, two feet long, on one side of which are marked scales of equal parts,
of chords, sines, tangents, rhombs, etc., and on the other side scales of logarithms of these various