from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Gunter, Edmund 1581-1626. English astronomer and mathematician who invented a surveying chain, quadrant, and scale and introduced the trigonometric terms cosine and cotangent.
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- proper n. A male given name used in medieval England.
- proper n. Common misspelling of Günter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Gunter's scale (which see, under scale).
Germanic gund "battle" + heri, hari "army". (Wiktionary)