Crossword clues for gunter
The Collaborative International Dictionary
n. 1 (context sailing English) A device used in sailing, for two main configurations of rig: 2 # A wire that leads from a point near the end of a gaff to a point near the other end. A block travels along this wire, and a halyard is attached to the block. This allows the gaff to be raised to the vertical by a single halyard. 3 # A set of hoops or parrel beads which secure the gaff loosely to the mast in a vertical position.
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In sailing, a gunter is used for two main configurations of rig:
- The gunter is defined as a wire that leads from one point near the end of a gaff to a point near the other end. A block travels along this wire, and a halyard is attached to this block. This allows the gaff to be raised to the vertical by a single halyard, though another halyard is required at the gaff jaws to control height.
- The gunter is created by hoops or parrel beads which secure the gaff loosely to the mast in a vertical position. A halyard is bent to the gaff jaws to control height.
Gunter rig is normally used on small gaff rigged sailing vessels, such as sailing canoes (not the International Canoe) and dinghies where the gaff is carried very nearly vertical, forming an extension to the mast so that the sail is triangular, resembling a Bermuda rig. The effect is to have a topmast (the gaff) which is a pseudo telescopic extension of the shorter mast. One reason given for the popularity of the gunter rig in dinghies is that the mast and yard are sufficiently short to pack neatly inside the hull when a boat is being trailed behind a car.
Gunter may refer to:
- Gunter, a wire utilized in sailing
- Gunter Annex, Alabama, a United States Air Force installation
- Gunter, Texas, city in USA
Usage examples of "gunter".
And this I remember, that it was the first I heard the murmurs, among his thanes who thought I listened not, that Gunter was minded to give me to Waldemar Selig at the Allthing, the great meeting of the tribes, and thus win the favor of the Blessed.
I clung awkwardly behind Gunter, pathetically grateful for the fur cloak and his burly frame blocking the wind, and trying not to look back at Joscelin.
I could see Gunter in the hall, half a head taller than any other man there, boasting and making the best of the situation.
When Gunter and his thanes were not out raiding or hunting, they spent their time carousing in the hall, wagering on contests of strength and song.
When I asked her what my duties were to be, she waved me away, saying it was for Gunter to say.
Of her own accord, I think, she would have permitted it, but she dared not cross Gunter so far as that.
The sight of her diamond drew exclamations, and Gunter laughed, running one thick forefinger beneath the black cord.
If I found compassion in my soul later for Gunter Arnlaugson, I had none that night.
I wondered at a man that even Gunter Arnlaugson spoke of in tones of awe, and I feared.
I heard it again, in the murmurs when Gunter proceeded with me from the hall, his face beaming, his hand in the small of my back as he steered me back to his room.
In the morning, I attended Gunter at his breakfast, serving him with the unobtrusive grace that was a hallmark of Cereus House.
Hedwig resisted him, but Gunter was accounted a handsome man, I learned, and no small prize for the woman who would get him to plight his troth with her.
I saw that Gunter was well pleased and slept the sleep of deep exhaustion, and repeated my request in the morning.
Because if you do not, Gunter will give me to Waldemar Selig anyway, and kill you for sport.
I will teach him, that he may comprehend and obey my lord Gunter Arnlaugson.