gunnel, n. any small eel-shaped marine fish of the family Pholidae, esp. Pholis gunnellus. Also called BUTTERFISH.
gunnel, gunner n.
1 an artillery soldier (esp. as an official term for a private).
2 Naut. a warrant-officer in charge of a battery, magazine, etc.
3 a member of an aircraft crew who operates a gun.
4 a person who hunts game with a gun.