from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The gunwale of a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The gunwale of a ship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The gunwale of a ship: in the phrase à portoise, said of yard-arms resting on the gunwale.


Perhaps from Old French porteis portative, portable. (Wiktionary)


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