Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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).

Etymologies

Germanic gund "battle" + heri, hari "army". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • GUNTER -- Richie Robledo and Jake Newman each had two hits and three RBI as Gunter run-ruled Honey Grove.

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  • But Gunter is merely expressing here grunting xenophobia that we find in the various dank corners of the aforementioned blogosphere, and in places like Hérouxville, not to mention amongst some of the more unevolved residents of Stephen Harper's own home town.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • When we arrived at the new site, Herr Piklever took an axe, and marked the first line of trees to be felled with a blaze, and then, leaving us in Gunter’s hands, he left.

    Work Camp 934 L

  • "Playing at home, they look very, very solid," said Austrian captain Gunter Bresnik.

    USATODAY.com - Davis Cup roundup: U.S. clinches quarterfinal berth

  • That's when Austrian captain Gunter Bresnik chimed in to say, "Annoying."

    USATODAY.com - Davis Cup roundup: Ginepri rewards McEnroe's faith

  • Without another word Gunter, who was somewhat sobered by the cold bath, went to where the skipper lay, and attempted to raise him.

    The Young Trawler

  • Former French Open champion Thomas Muster probably will take over Austria's Davis Cup team, outgoing captain Gunter Bresnik said Saturday.

    USATODAY.com - Davis Cup roundup: U.S. clinches quarterfinal berth

  • Among other things, Doniger discussed a recurring theme in the source Eddas and Sagas that Wagner omits mentioning (explicitly) in his version: Brunnhilde loses her supernatural strength (something that’s necessary if Gunter is to force her to wed him) only after her maidenhead is broken.

    Incest by Proxy

  • The Captain and all three Lieutenants and seven non-commissioned officers were of the name of Gunter, and it is needless to add that it was called the Gunter Company.

    History of Kershaw's Brigade

  • Mr Scales, the master, who was generally known as Gunter Scale.

    The Three Admirals

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